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Meridian man, 24, gets up to 15 years for killing his father-in-law

Cameron Post
Cameron Post

Cameron Post, who told police he felt threatened when he shot Trent Spreier in the face, could be eligible for parole in five years.

Initially charged with second-degree murder for the January 2015 killing, Post pleaded guilty in October to a reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter.

Post shot Spreier, 57, outside Spreier's home on Meridian's Crater Lake Court Jan. 31, 2015 after an argument about the use of a vehicle, Meridian police reported. Post called police to report the shooting, saying that Spreier "approached him while he was inside his vehicle and threatened to beat him up," according to court records. Post told investigators he saw that Spreier was not armed, but Spreier reached inside the vehicle and Post felt threatened.

On Wednesday, Post was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter and an additional two to five years for using a deadly weapon in commission of a felony.

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