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Man who shot, killed friend can apply for parole

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NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - A judge has suspended the minimum sentence for a New Hampshire man who accidentally shot his best friend to death in 2011.

Christopher Bazar pleaded guilty to manslaughter, admitting he killed 29-year-old Donald St. Laurent in the Hudson apartment they shared. He was sentenced to at least four years in prison; he's served 34 months.

Judge Jaclyn Colburn on Tuesday granted Bazar's request, allowing him to apply for parole.

The Telegraph of Nashua reports (http://bit.ly/1pobdU2) if the Parole Board agrees with Colburn's opinion that Bazar "did everything (the court) expected of him, and then some," and that being released will allow him to continue performing public service by speaking and doing presentations on the dangers of mixing firearms with drugs and alcohol, then Bazar will be released.

Information from: The Telegraph, http://www.nashuatelegraph.com

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