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Shaver's charge reduced to misdemeaner

POSTED: Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 6:26pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:53am

Country singer Billy Joe Shaver's felony charge has been reduced.

70-year-old Shaver now faces only a misdemeanor charge after illegally carrying a pistol into a bar and shooting Billy Coker.

Shaver did have to give up his pistol and pay a $1,000 to have the charge reduced.

The singer says the 3-year ordeal took a toll on his body, adding to his heart problems.

Shaver also didn't written a song during that time, but says his newest one may poke fun at the entire process.

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