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32 years for model's drug death

American photographer Bob Shell has been sentenced to 32 years and six months in jail for the manslaughter of 19-year-old model, Marion Franklin reports Amateur Photographer

American photographer Bob Shell has been sentenced to 32 years and six months in jail for the manslaughter of 19-year-old model, Marion Franklin, reports Amateur Photographer.

The teenager is said to have died of an accidental overdose of morphine at Shell’s photo studio in Virginia, USA.

Shell was a well-known photography journalist who had written more than 20 books on cameras and photography including the respected Hove Pro Guide to the Mamiya system.

He is also a former technical editor and editor-in-chief of the US-based photography magazine Shutterbug.

It is reported that Shell’s attorney has filed a notice of appeal.

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