Man Pleads Guilty in Homicide Near Missouri State
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A Springfield man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of another man near the Missouri State University campus.
Twenty-two-year-old Joshua K. Brown was sentenced Thursday after accepting a plea deal in the May 2012 death of 20-year-old Javon Carter.
Testimony during a preliminary hearing indicated Carter was shot after an argument at a Springfield home. The two men got into a fistfight before Brown pulled a gun. Witnesses said after Carter fell from the first shot, Brown knelt down and shot him again.
Brown was arrested in Los Angeles in June 2012.