Man pleads guilty in “straw man” gun buying operation

0614 Jon MeyerGrants Pass, Ore. — The man who’s been convicted of manslaughter after mishandling his gun and causing the death of a young girl in June of 2013 pleaded guilty to more weapon-related charges.

According to U.S. attorney’s, Jon Meyer agreed to a plea deal in court on Monday. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to falsify a firearms application and to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Meyer was found to be involved in a straw man operation, when a person buys guns on behalf of someone else.

Meyer is already in prison for manslaughter, after accidentally shooting and killing 5-year-old Alysa Bobbit through the floor when he used his automatic weapon as a crutch to help him up from a couch.

The additional charges are adding 5 years to his sentence.

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