A central Queensland man has been jailed for seven and a half years for bashing his housemate to death with a sledgehammer.
Emerald man David John Cooper was found guilty by a jury of the manslaughter of 36-year-old Ernie Peterson.
ABC reports the court heard the two men were drunk and arguing in an Emerald home in 2013 when Cooper struck Mr Peterson in the chest with a sledgehammer.
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He died several hours later.
Cooper was sentenced to seven and a half years jail, however he will be eligible for parole this December.