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Jones County family wants to bock killer from owning guns


A drunk driver who killed a Jones County Deputy Sheriff 12 years ago is now out of prison.

The driver, Tony Breazeale, filed a petition last month asking the court to restore his right to carry a gun.

Breazeale was sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing Deputy Randy Chancellor on February 28, 2001. He served 15 months behind bars. 

The family of the victim said Breazeale doesn't seem to feel sorry for what he did.

Lynn Patrick, Chancellor's sister, said "You know this would be terrible because he has never ever suffered the consequences that we have. His life was barely inconvenienced. And now he is asking for more."

The Jones County Circuit Court and District Attorney's office have recused themselves from hearing Breazeale's petition.

A special judge and prosecutor will appointed. 

No court date has been set.

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