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Friend Sentenced To Nine Years In State Prison

San Andreas, CA — According to the Calaveras Enterprise Robert Friend of Valley Springs was sentenced to nine years in state prison Friday for his role in the June 27 death of his house mate 51 year old Michael Ferrier.

According to the Sheriff’s Department the two men became embroiled in an argument over finances. Friend shot Ferrier with a .22 caliber Ruger.

It was Ferrier, not Friend, who made the 911 call. Ferrier died July 9 at Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael from a single gunshot wound. 

Written by bill.johnson@mlode.com