Salem man pleads guilty to manslaughter in Iraq veteran's shooting death
by KATU.com Staff
Wednesday, July 13th 2016
SALEM, Ore. - A 34-year-old Salem man pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges for the shooting death of a former Oregon National Guard soldier and Iraq veteran last year.
Nicholas Ransom, 34, pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession of a firearm and 2nd-degree manslaughter. Charges of murder, first-degree manslaughter, and unlawful use of a weapon charges were dismissed as part of his plea agreement.
Ransom was charged with shooting 30-year-old Matthew Pearce during a physical fight on July 15, 2015.
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