Shooter, Liars Sentenced in Boxley Gun Battle
Posted: March 27, 2013 at 5 a.m.
Four people pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from a shoot-out last summer on Boxley Avenue.
A negotiated agreement between a criminal defendant and a prosecutor in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty or no contest to some crimes, in return for reduction of the severity of the charges or dismissal of some charges. Plea bargaining helps save the time and expense of trials by allowing the prosecutor to obtain guilty pleas in cases that might otherwise go to trial. The judge must approve the plea bargain before accepting the plea.
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