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Son who shot father pleads guilty to third-degree murder

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, Pa. - A Northampton County man has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in relation to the shooting of his father. 

Jason Myirski shot and killed his father -- Joseph Myirski Junior -- in August of last year.

It happened at the family's home in the 2300 block of Main Street in Northampton.

Police say Joseph Myirski got out of bed to check on a noise and was shot through a door by his son Jason.

Leading up to the trial, Jason Myirski told the judge he suffers from PTSD from his time serving in Iraq.

The Express Times is reporting that Myirski was immediately sentenced to 9 and a half to 20 years in prison after entering his guilty plea Friday. He's due back in criminal court Oct. 30.

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