Crime

Lexington man pleads guilty to manslaughter

A Lexington man who was scheduled to go on trial Tuesday for murder accepted a plea deal instead, pleading guilty to first-degree manslaughter.

Dedric Jovan Brown, 31, of Lexington had been charged with murder in the Dec. 28, 2009, shooting death of acquaintance Brannon S. Winn, 24, of Lexington. Brown was accused of shooting Winn after the two had been involved in a fight near Sixth and Toner streets.

Prosecutors recommended that Brown receive 15 years in prison on the manslaughter count. Brown also pleaded guilty Tuesday to an amended charge of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Prosecutors recommended a 5-year prison term on that charge.

Brown is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 25 by Fayette Circuit Judge Thomas Clark.

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