Dayton man, 19, sentenced to prison in 2017 shooting of his half-sister

A 19-year-old has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for his role in the July 2017 shooting death of his 14-year-old half-sister last July.

Jason Tidwell of Dayton was convicted in the case -- and had part of his probation revoked -- Monday afternoon in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, the county prosecutor's office said.

Mackenna Kronenberger, a Carroll High School student, was in her home on Morse Avenue on July 5 when she was struck and killed by a gunshot from outside. The investigation determined that Tidwell had been in a fight with another man when gunshots were fired, and one of the shots entered the home of the victim and killed Tidwell's half-sister.


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Dayton police said Kronenberger was "an innocent bystander.

Tidwell and Dylan Angel were arrested at the scene of the shooting. Angel was arrested on suspicion of murder.

At the time of the shooting, Tidwell was on probation for having a weapon while under disability. While in custody, Tidwell made a call to someone in an attempt to bring illegal drugs into the Montgomery County Jail. For that, he was indicted.

Monday, Tidwell was found guilty on single counts of:

· Involuntary manslaughter

· Felonious assault with a deadly weapon

· Discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises

· Tampering with evidence

· Having weapons while under disability

· Aggravated possession drugs

· Attempt to commit illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the

grounds of a detention facility

The counts of involuntary manslaughter, felonious assault and discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises all carried a 3-year firearm specification.

Monday's prison sentence includes one year for the revocation of his probation on the earlier case.

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