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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- A man who shot his friend to death in Park City two years ago has been sentenced to prison.
Thirty-seven-year-old Erik Kurtis Low gave a tearful apology before he was sentenced to prison for up to 16 years for killing 38-year-old Michael Jon Hirschey in May of 2003.
Low said he now realizes the man he killed had a family who loved him very much and said he was very sorry.
However, Low's words fell on unforgiving ears. Hirschey's family labeled Low as a drug addict, a parasite and "the scum of the earth."
Prosecutors say on the night of the killing, Hirschey gave Low a wedgie. Soon after, prosecutors say, Low shot Hirschey in the shoulder and then again in the head.
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