WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who threw a bottle during an argument with his ex-girlfriend and hit a man has been convicted in the man's death.
The Palm Beach Post reports that jurors found 31-year-old Shane Skyers guilty of manslaughter and aggravated assault on Thursday. No sentencing date was immediately set.
Prosecutors say Skyers had been moving out of a Belle Glade apartment in May 2016 when he and his ex-girlfriend began to argue. At some point, Skyers threw a bottle he had been holding, and authorities say it hit 60-year -old Egente Hibbert. The older man fell to the ground, hit his head and was knocked out. He died several weeks later without regaining consciousness.