- Associated Press - Friday, June 20, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Cabot man charged with leading a heroin distribution ring that led to two deaths has pleaded guilty to one charge as part of a plea deal that allows him to avoid a possible life in prison sentence.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1iRLQbv ) that 37-year-old Wallando Onezine hesitated several times before agreeing to the deal Thursday. Onezine agreed to the deal that calls for 10-years in prison after saying that his attorney told him that his alternative is life in prison.

Onezine will be allowed to withdraw his plea and go to trial if U.S. District Judge D. Price Marshall Jr. ultimately decides not to accept the 10-year prison sentence that was negotiated with federal prosecutors.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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