SANFORD — Two individuals charged in the December 2012 death of a
Broadway hunter have pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and
involuntary manslaughter, respectively.
Raines, 53, pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, and Steven
Cody Burnette, 24, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the
shooting death of 26-year-old Robert Devitto.
succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained during a duck hunting trip on
Dec. 18, 2012. When Devitto didn't return home from duck hunting,
his wife grew concerned.
"He and these two were hunting that
day," said Lee Sheriff's Office Capt. Jeff Johnson. "Mr.
Burnette is actually the shooter; he thought he was shooting a
deer," he said.
Both men received suspended sentences and
have been placed under 36 months of supervised probation, the court
document shows, and Burnette was ordered into custody for 120 days,
minus credit for 28 days already served.
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