An Ankeny father has been sentenced to the maximum penalty for fatally shooting his daughter.
Thursday, a judge sentenced Scott Hazelbaker on one count of involuntary manslaughter. He was sentenced to five years in prison.
Hazelbaker pleaded guilty to the charge last month. He says he thought the safety was on when he point a gun at his 18-year-old daughter Emily on June 15th and fired.
Hazelbaker says he loved his daughter and never meant to hurt her.