Man sentenced to 10 years behind bars for fatal shooting

Medford, Ore — A man who stood trial for the fatal shooting of another man was found not guilty of murder and guilty on charges of manslaughter and unlawful use of a weapon.

Bradley Quillen was accused of murdering Miguel Delfin in April of 2016.

Quillen faced life in prison after an incident outside a Phoenix, Oregon 7-11.

Police say Quillen and Adrian Rodriguez got into a physical fight with Delfin.

Prosecutors say that fight spilled into the center lanes of Highway 99 when Quillen fired a single .22 caliber round at Delfin.

A deputy state medical examiner described the result of the fatal shot.

“It then entered the heart, went completely through the heart, producing an almost inch size hole in the heart, it’s sort of an explosive injury, somewhat analogous to photos you may have seen of a balloon getting shot with a bullet, it explodes,” said Deputy State Medical Examiner James Olson.

The defense argued Quillen didn’t mean to kill Delfin and the victim may have been under the influence of methamphetamine.

While the murder verdict was not guilty, the jury did find Quillen guilty on charges of manslaughter and unlawful use of a weapon

Quillen will serve 10 years in prison.


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