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Bibb County resident sentenced in killing over tattoo

A Bibb County man was sentenced to 17 years in prison for manslaughter charges from a six-year-old murder case.

Charles Ryan Carroll was sentenced Tuesday by Circuit Court Judge Marvin Wiggins in Bibb County, according to Fourth Judicial District Attorney Michael Jackson. A Bibb County Jury convicted Carroll on May 8, 2019.

Jackson said the victim, Fonzo Cadell, went to Carroll’s home to get a tattoo done on Feb. 1, 2014.

Carroll refused to give Cadell a tattoo because he had been drinking. They got into a verbal altercation and Carroll told Cadell to leave. Cadell started getting into the car, but Carroll approached him and pulled out a .22 caliber pistol and shot Cadell in the chest.

“It’s sad when somebody loses their life over a tattoo,” Jackson said. “Life just doesn’t seem much to a gunslinger.”