Lacey’s Spring man to serve 2 years for shovel murder

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A man charged with murder after police say he hit a man with a shovel has been sentenced to serve two years in prison.

Ernesto Yslas Lopez pleaded guilty to manslaughter. He was sentenced to a 10-year sentence — with two years in prison, and a year at a Bessemer inmate re-entry program known as The Foundry.

The remainder of the sentence will be suspended.

Four years of probation also came with Lopez’s sentence.

ernestolopezHuntsville Police investigators charged Lopez after they say he hit Roderick Oliver in the head with a shovel during a fight at a home on Jeri Street on January 23, 2013.

Investigators picked up Lopez at his home in Morgan County with the assistance of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.

He was then transported and booked into the Madison County Jail.

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