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House Springs man sentenced to 15 years for shooting neighbor

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Robert M. Hochthurn, 47, was sentenced to 15 years in prison By Ryan Storz Robert M. Hochthurn, 47, was sentenced to 15 years in prison By Ryan Storz

JEFFERSON COUNTY (KMOV) -- A House Springs man received a 15-year prison sentence for shooting a neighbor he was having a dispute with.

Robert M. Hochthurn, 47, received two 15-year concurrent sentences for assault and armed criminal action with a four-year sentence for unlawful use of a weapon.  

On July 3, 2014, Hochturn, his son and his nephew were riding bicycles past their neighbor's home in the 4500 block of Springview Drive. The neighbor used a wooden axe handle to strike Hochthurn on the head and one of his family members on the elbow.

A fight broke out between the parties. Afterwards, Hochthurn went home, got a .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun and walked down the street, firing at his neighbor's house. 

The neighbor went inside, but a bullet went through the door and struck him in the arm.

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