A man who accidentally shot dead his girlfriend with a sawn-off shotgun last year has been jailed for three years four months.
Justin Paul Goldstone, 21, was sentenced in the High Court at Auckland today by Justice Forrest Miller.
Goldstone admitted the manslaughter of his partner of six months, Samantha Joanne Henderson, 20, when he appeared in North Shore District Court in February.
He also pleaded guilty to the unlawful possession of a cut-down shotgun. He was jailed for six months on this charge, to run concurrently.
Sentencing Goldstone, Justice Miller told him it was hard to imagine a more reckless act than pointing a gun at someone with your finger on the trigger.