A former WKU student who was arrested for the September 2017 shooting of another student has been sentenced to four years in prison with no probation.
Peter Gall, 22, appeared before Warren Circuit Court Judge John Grise 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to receive the sentencing. Gall previously pled guilty to reckless homicide, a class D felony in the state of Kentucky. The victim of the homicide was Kenneth “Alex” Davis, another former WKU student.
Gall called the Bowling Green police on Sept. 3, 2017 and said he had shot his roommate in their home at the 1600 block of Kenton Street, according to the police report.
“This senseless death was the unintended consequence of alcohol and horseplay between boys and a reckless, terrible decision of Peter that involved a gun and did not fully appreciate the risks,” Grise said. “Though they were close friends and Peter is a good, remorseful young man who must live forever with the horror of that night and Alex’s death, probation would unduly deprecate the grave consequences of his actions.”
Lawyers representing both Gall and the Commonwealth of Kentucky offered witnesses to the stand.
Erika Davis, Davis’ mother, said she never imagined she would be standing in court offering a victim impact statement.
With her husband Kenneth Davis standing by her side, Erika recounted her son’s “love for life and everyone in it.”
“When he chose to come to WKU I never imagined he would not return home to us,” she said. “I would give anything to change places with my son and take away the pain of that dreadful night for the rest of my life.”
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