Otis Anderson Sr. pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2021 shooting death of his son, Otis Anderson Jr.


A man pleaded guilty to manslaughter Tuesday in his son’s death as part of a plea deal.

Action News Jax first told you in November 2021 when former University of Central Florida football player and Jacksonville native Otis Anderson Jr. He was shot dead by his fatherOtis Lee Anderson Sr.

At the time of his arrest, Anderson Sr. was charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder.

The police said so A dog bite started the argument between father and son and led to the shooting death of Anderson Jr.

Related: The father of football star Otis Anderson Jr. told police his son “accused him” before the fatal shooting

On Tuesday, Anderson Sr. was sentenced to 12 years and six months in Florida State Prison for first-degree manslaughter with a firearm. He will receive credit for 707 days served, followed by five years of probation.

Anderson Sr. also pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter with a firearm.

Related: An interrogation video has been released during the arrest of Otis Anderson Sr., who is accused of killing the former football star

He was sentenced to three years in Florida State Prison and will serve concurrently with his 12.5-year sentence.

The conditions of his probation include a mandatory mental health examination and any other treatment after a mandatory anger management course.

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