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Man sentenced to 21 years for Poway shooting that killed sleeping neighbor

A Poway man who fired a shot through the wall of his apartment during an altercation with his brother, lost himself but killed a sleeping neighbor, was sentenced Friday to 21 years in prison.

Manuula Save, 23, pleaded guilty in the San Diego Supreme Court last month to manslaughter and pleading guilty to using a firearm to the death of Michael Walker on August 17, 2019.

Walker, 38, was in bed asleep when he was shot at about 1:45 p.m. from a bullet that went through a bedroom wall into the defendant’s apartment and into the victim’s unit in the Sofi Poway apartment complex.

Walker was hit once in the middle and died in hospital about an hour later.

Save faced a charge of murder in the case before his recitation.

Testimony from his preliminary hearing in 2020 showed that the shooting came from a verbal and physical altercation between Save and his older brother, which started over the defendant using his brother’s phone charger.

Prosecutors said Save fired his gun in the general direction of his brother, piercing the wall and hitting Walker.



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