DETROIT (AP) — A former security guard will serve two years in prison for using a gun in the slaying of a man he believed was breaking into his Detroit home.
A judge on Friday also sentenced Tigh Croff to three years' probation for manslaughter in the December 2009 death of 53-year-old Herbert Silas.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says her office will appeal the sentence "because it is extremely inappropriate under the facts of the case."
Police say Croff returned home to find Silas and another man in his backyard. Authorities say Croff chased Silas to the next street, where they say the drunken burglar taunted Croff before Croff shot him.
A mistrial was declared last August after jurors said they couldn't agree on a verdict on the manslaughter charge.