Ex-Phoenix police officer pleads guilty to manslaughter in deal that spares him another trial

  • by: BRIAN SKOLOFF , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 11, 2013 - 2:30 PM

PHOENIX — A former Phoenix police officer pleaded guilty to manslaughter Wednesday in a deal that spares him another trial on second-degree murder and animal cruelty charges, ending a 3-year-old case that boiled down to dueling accounts of a shooting death by the only two witnesses — the defendant and his partner.

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