Sentencing delayed for Fruitland killer

September 13, 2013 

Tyler Naughton

— Sentencing for a 19-year-old Fruitland man who shot his grandmother to death a year ago has been delayed.

Tyler Naughton pleaded guilty in July to voluntary manslaughter. A felony grand theft charge was dismissed in exchange for his guilty plea.

Naughton, who had been scheduled to be sentenced today before Third District Payette County Judge Susan Wiebe, was originally charged with second-degree murder.

When he's sentenced Oct. 11, Naughton faces up to 30 years in prison on the manslaughter charge. He also faces up to an additional 15 years for an enhanced sentence because of the use of a firearm in the killing.

Sherryl Kenney, 60, was found dead inside her home south of Fruitland on Sept. 2, 2012. She had been shot four times with a .22-caliber gun.

Hours later, Naughton was discovered in Adams County driving Kenney's pickup, which had been stolen.

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