A northeastern Indiana man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the fatal shooting a 4-year-old boy who was fishing with his father.
A Circuit Court judge sentenced 47-year-old Bruce Pond on Tuesday to the maximum term under his plea agreement in last summer’s death of Jacob Michuda. He also ordered Pond to pay about $9000 in restitution to the boy’s family for medical and other expenses.
The boy was fishing off a pier with his father July 22 when Pond fired two shots from a rifle toward them because a light they were using bothered him.
Pond pled guilty in December to voluntary manslaughter in the death.