Man guilty of manslaughter learns jail sentence

By Conor Mooney

Man guilty of manslaughter learns jail sentence

March 4, 2014 Updated Mar 4, 2014 at 12:34 PM EST

Montrose, PA, (WBNG Binghamton) A man found guilty of two counts of voluntary manslaughter learned his fate in a Pennsylvania court.

A judge sentenced 47-year-old Lloyd Thomas of Hallstead to six to 12 years in prison, followed eight years of probation for voluntary manslaughter of Gilberto Alvarez.

Thomas was also sentenced to six to 12 years in prison with eight years probation for the voluntary manslaughter of Joshua Rogers.

Both sentences will be served concurrently, meaning Thomas' total sentence is 6 to 12 years in jail followed by 8 years probation.

In February of 2012, Thomas shot and killed both Alvarez and Rogers, both of whom were on his father's property in Great Bend.

He said he heard the dog barking and saw the two men in the backyard.

He claimed he saw Rogers coming from underneath the back deck with a shotgun, so he fired.

He said he then saw Alvarez leaving the garage and shot him because he thought he was armed.

A Susquehanna County jury found Thomas guilty in January.