Clearfield, PA – In the case of an alcohol-fueled argument that ended in a fatal shooting, the jury found a Hawk Run man guilty.

28-year-old Dustin Thomas is accused of shooting 36-year-old Brett Bamat of Philipsburg on Oct. 31 in Morris Township.

Thomas will now serve a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole.

Thomas is accused of smoking marijuana, drinking whiskey, then drawing a gun several times before he shot Bamat. He claimed in court that he didn’t remember the incident but was sorry that it had happened.


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