MAYVILLE – The Jamestown man found guilty earlier this year in the shooting death of another city man will spend 20 years to live in prison.
In July 2018, Waggoner was charged for shooting 30-year-old William Michishima outside of Waggoner’s residence on Livingston Ave. The incident took place following a dispute over a stolen motorcycle. Michishima died later in an Erie hospital.
During the trial, Waggoner’s attorney, public defender Ned Barone, didn’t deny Waggoner was involved in the shooting but instead used the argument that he was acting in self defense.
Waggoner could have received sentences in the range of 15 to life and 25 to life. Prior to his sentencing , Barone read a prepared statement from Waggoner that depicted himself remorseful and apologetic, but maintained that his actions were the result of him entering “survival mode.”
Barone cited Waggoner’s commitment to his job, family, and lack of previous criminal convictions as reasons why he wasn’t given the maximum sentence.