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Richard Bonnett sentenced for fatal shooting at 331 Inn

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -

Richard Bonnett was sentenced to six years in the Indiana Department of Corrections Tuesday morning.

64-year-old Bonnett pleaded guilty to reckless homicide in November after shooting and killing 46-year-old Roberto Teneria in September.

Police say Bonnett and Teneria had gotten into a fight in the 331 Inn in Mishawaka before the shots were fired. 

Bonnett confessed to police that he had shot Teneria when they arrived on scene. Bonnett said he felt threatened by Teneria, even though Teneria had no weapons on him. 

Bonnett admitted he had been drinking before the altercation.

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