Man Who Accidentally Shot & Killed 5-year-old Girl Sentenced Today

, Written by Craig Smullin, Posted: Wed, November 27 2013 at 6:03 PM, Updated: Wed, November 27 2013 at 6:19 PM

Jon Andrew Meyer Jr. will spend the next six years in jail, a judge handed-down his sentence today.

Back in June he leaned on his gun to get up off the couch, a bullet went through the roof killing 5-year-old Alysa Bobbit.

The girl's family and Meyer took turns speaking in court, an emotional day for all involved.
NBC 5's Craig Smullin has the story.

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Craig Smullin

NBC5 News Director Craig Smullin co-anchors NBC5 News at 6 and hosts the 5 on 5 Feature Interview on NBC5 News at 5.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Craig graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California with a degree in Recreation Administration and Sports Management.

Since joining NBC5 News in 2005, Craig has performed virtually every job in the newsroom: News and Sports Reporter, Sports Anchor, Producer, series and segment Host and Anchor of NBC5 News at Sunrise and NBC5 News at 5. He became News Director in January, 2014.

When he's not managing a busy newsroom, Craig spends time with his wife, two young sons and two dogs. He is a dedicated fan of the San Francisco 49ers and Portland Trailblazers and loves snow boarding the slopes of Mt. Ashland.

Catch Craig anchoring weekdays on NBC5 News at 6pm.

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