Philly man sentenced for killing over dog waste

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia man will spend 20 to 40 years behind bars for killing his neighbor in a dispute over dog waste.

A judge on Friday sentenced 28-year-old Tyrirk Harris in the February 2012 shooting death of Franklin Manuel Santana.

Prosecutors say the 47-year-old victim confronted Harris about not cleaning up after his German shepherd and Chihuahua. They say Harris pulled a gun and shot his unarmed neighbor once in the face and four times in the back.

A jury convicted Harris of third-degree murder on Feb. 1.

Harris testified that he acted in self-defense because Santana threatened him over the dogs.

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