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Man gets 5 years for killing at E. Ore. party

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PENDLETON, Ore. - An Eastern Oregon man accused of a killing at a party has been sentenced to serve less than five years as a result of a plea bargain.

26-year-old Jesus Carrillo Jr. had pleaded no contest to criminally negligent homicide and was sentenced Monday. Initially, he was charged with murder.

He was accused of shooting 34-year-old Heriberto Aparicio Garcia in November 2011.  A police affidavit and witnesses said Carrillo and his brother crashed a party at Garcia's place in Hermiston, and a fight started later when Garcia told them to leave.

Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus said that Carrillo's DNA was on a bloody knife at the trailer home, and other evidence and testimony showed Garcia used a knife during the fight.