Dec 11, 2013 2:01 PM by Kathrene Herndon, KSBY News
The Lompoc prison guard found guilty of second degree murder in October has been sentenced to 25 years to life after the judge ruled Wednesday against a motion for a new trial.
Timothy McNally was accused of shooting and killing Gary Bent, another prison guard, in a Lompoc hotel room in March of 2012.
Prosecutors say McNally shot Bent while they were drinking at the hotel.
McNally claimed it was an accident.
His attorney, Michael Scott, wanted a mistrial declared because of errors he believed were made during the trial.
The October trial was the second for McNally. In April, a jury wasn't able to reach a verdict.
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