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Killer back behind bars

A Sudbury man serving time in a federal penitentiary for manslaughter for the past six years is back behind bars.
A Sudbury man serving time in a federal penitentiary for manslaughter for the past six years is back behind bars.

Scott Arnott, sentenced in September of 1997, to seven years for the shooting death of another Sudbury man, was released on parole in late May.

However, Arnott?s freedom didn?t last long as he was arrested and his parole revoked after being charged for assaulting his girlfriend.

On Thursday, Arnott pleaded guilty to assault and was given an additional 30 days in jail on top of time already served for the assault.

The time will be served on top of the 12 months Arnott still has to serve in relation to the manslaughter conviction from 1997.

Arnott admitted to slapping his girlfriend in the face at a bar. His parole was immediately revoked following his arrest.

Arnott received the seven-year sentence for manslaughter in the death of Ronald Baumgartner, 26, of Garson.

Arnott was charged with first-degree murder after he shot Baumgartner with a handgun. However, he pleaded
guilty to manslaughter before his murder trial started. Baumgartner was found dead inside a garage outside his Sudbury residence on Sept. 8, 1996. He had been shot three times, including twice in the head.

Arnott was renting an apartment at Baumgartner?s residence at the time of the shooting.