Jason Lee Johnson


A 38-year-old Hamburg man charged with murder in the April 20, 2014 shooting death of his elderly neighbor pleaded guilty Friday to manslaughter and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Jason Lee Johnson fatally shot 78-year-old Randy L. Coulter following a verbal altercation on Ashley Road 948 off Highway 82, west of Hamburg.

The shooting occurred around 1 p.m. Easter Sunday on the roadway in front of Johnson’s home at 150 Ashley 948. Coulter resided at 331 Ashley Road 948.

In addition to the 10-year-prison term, Johnson was ordered to pay $3,000 restitution and court costs following his release from prison.