Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Man Pleads Guilty Year After Matthew Pearce Was Killed

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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