(NEWSER) – An Australian man has been sentenced to eight years in prison after being convicted of the attempted murder of someone who was already dead, Stuff.co.nz reports. In March 2014, Rocky Matskassy, 31, was shot as he and Daniel James Darrington, 39, struggled over a gun in a home in a Melbourne suburb, the Guardian reports.
As Matskassy lay on the ground, the drunken Darrington shot him twice more in the head. "I started to panic," Darrington later told a psychologist. "I didn't know what to do. He was twitching and I felt sorry for him. I shot him twice, mate. I wish it had never happened." The movements Darrington describes could have been involuntary, post-death responses.
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