PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — A man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for gunning down an acquaintance on the day they had been doing meth and heroin together was sentenced to 18 years in prison.

The Kitsap Sun reports (http://bit.ly/2vCPEye ) 23-year-old Andrew Phillip Gilbert shot 30-year-old Hector Apodaca three times in the face and head.

Gilbert told Kitsap County Sheriff’s detectives he believed Apodaca was planning to carjack him, even though he told them Apodaca made no threats.

The two had been introduced by a common drug dealer.

Gilbert apologized to Apodaca’s family, and his own, saying he had no excuse and accepted full responsibility.

Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/

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