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02/11/1984 The Rev Marvin Gaye Sr. is sentenced to five years in prison

The Rev Marvin Gaye Sr. shot and killed his son after he intervened in an argument between him and his wife. Because of Marvin's Gay Sr. health conditions and injuries he got from his final fight with his son, he was given just a six-year suspended sentence and five years' probation for the shooting.