PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - One of three men facing murder charges in the stabbing death of a former high school basketball star outside a Pittsfield restaurant has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
The Berkshire District Attorney's office said 28-year-old Terrance Brown of Springfield entered the plea to single counts of manslaughter and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and unrelated drug charges, on Thursday in Berkshire Superior Court.
Brown was charged in the 2010 death of 26-year-old Jahda Martin, stabbed in the parking lot of a Burger King after leaving a nearby club. Martin was a star basketball player at Lee High School who also played in college.
A judge sentenced Brown to 10 to 12 years in prison on the manslaughter charge.
He had been scheduled for trial in April along with two other men.