HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man charged with fatally shooting another man during an argument in an apartment last year has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
James Burrill had initially faced a murder charge in the March 2016 shooting of 33-year-old Jerome Mack Jr. in his East Hartford apartment, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge on Thursday and in exchange faces 18 years in prison. Formal sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 26.
There were no witnesses to the shooting.
Burrill fled the state after the shooting but was caught several months later in Syracuse, New York.
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