Miss. man convicted in slaying over false teeth

PRENTISS, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say an 80-year-old man has

been sentenced to 20 years for allegedly killing a neighbor whom he

accused stealing his false teeth.

Jefferson Davis County District Attorney Hal Kittrell said Louis

Odum Jr. was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced Friday in the

fatal shooting of 37-year-old Bobby Brewer.

Kittrell said Odum shot and killed Bobby Brewer on April 8,

2007, after confronting Brewer about his missing teeth. Odum and

Brewer reportedly were friends and neighbors in the Mount Zion

community and had spent much of the day together before the

shooting occurred.

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