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Drive-thru shooter gets 8 years in prison for manslaughter

PHOENIX — A man who had claimed self-defense in the shooting death of a man in a Phoenix drive-thru lane has been
sentenced to eight years in prison.

A jury last November acquitted Cordell Jude of second-degree murder but
convicted him of reckless manslaughter in the 2012 death of 29-year-old Daniel
Adkins.

Judge John Ditsworth of Maricopa County Superior Court sentenced Jude on
Friday.

The confrontation occurred when Adkins walked with his dog through a restaurant
parking lot and stepped around a blind corner in front of Jude’s car, forcing
Jude to brake suddenly.

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