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Former Lakeland commissioner pleads guilty to manslaughter

Former Lakeland Commissioner Michael Dunn pleaded guilty to manslaughter with a firearm for killing an alleged shoplifter at his store in 2018. Dunn, 51, was set to stand trial next week for killing an alleged shoplifter in 2018, but Dunn’s lawyers announced they’d reached a deal with prosecutors. Facing the possibility of life in prison if convicted of second-degree murder, Dunn pled guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter with a firearm. When asked who made the decision to change the plea, Dunn’s lawyer, Rusty Franklin said, “That’s always made by the defendant.” MORE: Subscribe: Website: Facebook: Twitter:
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