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Lawrence man pleads guilty in girlfriend's shooting death


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence man pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his girlfriend in January.

Johnathon L. West, 43, was originally charged with second-degree murder in the death of Jennifer Mosby, 41, but he agreed to a plea deal to a lesser charge on Thursday, The Lawrence Journal-World reported.

Mosby's family agreed to the plea deal, Chief Assistant District Attorney Eve Kemple said.

Kemple agreed with the prosecution's recommendation of a little more than 18 years in prison. He will be sentenced June 16.

West told police he and Mosby and used mari...

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