No jail time for man responsible for Mayfield shooting
GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. — The day before David Dowdy's trial was set to start, the judge accepted a no contest plea to reckless homicide and allowed him to enter into a pretrial diversion program.
Dowdy has maintained he shot David "Dee" Nemish in self defense in April of 2011.
Police have never commented on the investigation or what they think happened.
Nemish's family has been vocal about wanting to learn the truth and what circumstances surrounded his death.
The diversion program is designed to supervise Dowdy for five years, the longest probation period allowed.
He wouldn't comment further about the meeting, just saying it happened immediately following the plea acceptance in the courthouse.
Dowdy also agreed to perform 300 hours of community service, submit to random drug tests and take an anger management assessment.
One mistake and he could go to jail for up to two years.
Neither the Nemish family nor David Hargrove, the Graves County Commonwealth Attorney, were available for comment Monday.