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5/20/03 - Longview

Trial Begins For Father Accused Of Shooting Son

Opening arguments began today for the man accused in the shooting death of his own son.

Prosecutors say 43 year old Gerry Don McKinney shot his 19 year old son Jeremy in the face with a 45 caliber pistol last August.

Reports show the shooting happened after the two got into a heated argument.

If found guilty of murder, McKinney could face up to 99 years in prison.

McKinney claims the shooting was accidental.

Amy Tatum reporting.

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