ST. PAUL, Minn. — A man pleaded guilty to manslaughter Monday in connection withearlier this year.
According to a plea agreement, all other charges against 31-year-old Lazarus Burns will be dismissed at sentencing after he pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter.
A criminal complaint states Burns shot 30-year-old Jermaine Ray John Baker multiple times July 27. Baker allegedly assaulted Burns' girlfriend — also Baker's ex-girlfriend — before the shooting, which occurred at a bus shelter near Earl Street and Third Street East.
Burns is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 22. The charges that will be dismissed, according to the plea agreement, are second-degree murder, reckless discharge and possessing a pistol without a permit.
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