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Man accused in a deadly birthday party shooting pleaded guilty

Jolyn Hannah - UPDATE: A man accused in a deadly Birthday Party shooting has pleaded guilty --settling a 2014 case.

Our media partner, the Ledger-Enquirer, reports Otis Perry pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the 2014 shooting death of Marquise Shivers.

Judge Bobby Peters sentenced Perry to 20 years in prison for manslaughter and five years on probation for using a firearm to commit a crime.

Shivers leaves behind three children.

 

COLUMBUS, Ga (WRBL) -- The murder trial for a man accused of shooting a man following a birthday party more than three years ago is scheduled to begin in Columbus, Monday, January 8th.

Otis Perry is charged with murder and possession of a firearm while committing a felony.

Police say Perry shot and killed Marquise Shivers in December of 2014 after a fight broke out during a birthday party.

The shooting happened in the four thousand block of sixth avenue.

Perry was on the run for four months before turning himself in.


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