Local man sentenced in manslaughter case

Posted at 5:01 PM, Oct 02, 2019

A man pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon in a Nueces County courthouse in the case where he fatally shot his 18-year-old friend, Josiah Cantu.

20-year-old Austin Fair pleaded guilty to criminal negligent homicide and evading arrest with a motor vehicle.

Fair shot at a home on Hanley Drive in March 2016.

It was originally investigated as an accident, but a year later new evidence emerged that led to a grand jury indictment.

Fair was sentenced to 90 days in jail and four years probation.

The 90-day sentence will be served over the next four years around the anniversary of Cantu's death.