Man pleads guilty to Hartford homicide during pot deal


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 20-year-old Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter with a firearm in connection with a fatal shooting earlier this year in Hartford.

The Hartford Courant reports that Ian Wilson Jr., of Windsor, who was initially charged with murder and carrying a pistol without a permit, pleaded guilty to the reduced charge on Monday. Authorities say he shot 46-year-old Richard Kinoshita, of Bristol, during a marijuana transaction on Feb. 19.

As police were getting the report of gunfire, Kinoshita was dropped off at Hartford Hospital, where he was treated but died.

Prosecutors say under the plea agreement, Wilson will serve 25 years in prison then be on special parole for 10 years.

Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 29.


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