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BELFAST, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Luke Bryant was convicted of manslaughter for killing his best friend Tyler Seaney and sentenced to nine years in prison.

The judge sentenced Bryant to 15 years in prison with all but nine years suspended. After Bryant is released he will be on probation for four years and he can never own a firearm again.

Members of Tyler Seaney's family spoke in court and explained how their lives have changed from his death. Bryant also spoke, expressing remorse. During the trial Bryant kept a photo of his friend in his jacket pocket

The judge says Bryant's age and lack of criminal history played a factor in the sentencing.