Father pleads guilty to manslaughter in shooting death of former football star son

Published on November 7, 2023 at 2:08 pm

A man accused of shooting and killing his son, former University of Central Florida and University Christian football star Otis Anderson Jr., accepted a plea deal Tuesday and was sentenced to 12.5 years in prison.

Otis Anderson Sr. had previously pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree murder in the death of his 23-year-old son and second-degree attempted murder for shooting his wife, who survived.

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As part of the negotiated deal with prosecutors, Anderson Sr. pleaded guilty Tuesday to two lesser counts of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter.

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author image Marilyn joined the News4Jax team in February 2020. Marilyn’s career as a broadcast journalist started at WALB in Albany, Georgia. She is a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.

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