Jason Ashman Biography, Jason Ashman Wiki
Jason Ashman was jailed for six years and must serve four before being eligible for release on parole.
Ashman was originally charged with murder, but last year pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
Jason Ashman says he didn’t mean to shoot his stepdaughter’s autistic neighbor dead during an argument about barking dogs.
As the 49-year-old’s stepdaughter tried to wrench the unregistered sawn-off shotgun out of his hands, it went off with the shot going through Dwayne Wright’s screen door and into his chest.
There’s no evidence Ashman knew the gun was loaded or intended to kill Mr. Wright at Altona in Melbourne’s southwest two days before Christmas in 2018.
Ashman will now spend at least four years in jail for manslaughter.
His 26-year-old victim was on the autism spectrum and called Ashman a pedophile before being shot.
An argument had broken out when he yelled at the stepdaughter’s dogs to shut up after returning home on December 23.
Jemma Chumbley, 19, went to her neighbor’s door with a baseball bat and her stepfather with the gun.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Jason Ashman said he didn’t mean to shoot his stepdaughter’s neighbor dead
- The pair were arguing after the neighbor yelled at the stepdaughter’s dog
- The 49-year-old’s stepdaughter was trying to take the gun off him when it fired
- No evidence Ashman knew the gun was loaded or her intended to kill neighbor
- He was jailed for six years and must serve four years before eligible for parole