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Manchester restaurant manager gets 35 years in prison for killing cook

MANCHESTER — A Connecticut restaurant manager who shot a cook during an argument that stemmed from a negative online review of the eatery has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.

The Journal Inquirer reports that 29-year-old James Goolsby was sentenced Thursday after a series of emotional impact statements from the family of victim Norris Jackson III.

Jackson’s mother said “I am a broken woman and a broken mother.”

Goolsby shot the 36-year-old Jackson on Dec. 30, 2017, at the Bon Chon Chicken restaurant in Manchester. He pleaded guilty to murder in November.

Another cook at the restaurant previously testified that Jackson came to his defense when Goolsby got upset about a negative online review of the restaurant.

Goolsby apologized in court, saying he “made a big mistake.”

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