Jamestown, N.Y. (AP) - A man granted a new trial in a drug-related double shooting 11 years ago has pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges.
Gregory Pattison pleaded guilty to two counts of manslaughter Wednesday in a Chautauqua County court Wednesday, for the fatal shooting of Richard Alicea Jr. and Johnny Houston.
Authorities say Pattison, formerly of Jamestown, shot the two men in the head over a drug debt.
Pattison was convicted in 2005 of first- and second-degree murder but the conviction was overturned on a technicality. His second trial was scheduled to start July 31.
Pattison will be sentenced to 31-½ years in prison. He's currently imprisoned in California on a drug-related conviction.
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