Saturday, September 20, 2008 (OK)
Russian roulette death leads to plea
Associated Press - September 20, 2008 8:45 AM ET

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma City man has received a 5-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to killing his cousin in a game of Russian roulette.

Nineteen-year-old Chase Dillon Erickson pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree manslaughter as part of a plea agreement with Oklahoma County prosecutors. He also will be on probation for another 10 years after his release.

Erickson originally was charged with second-degree murder in the Oct. 3 death of 25-year-old Joseph Welch.

Welch died shortly after Erickson shot him in the head.

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