- Associated Press - Monday, March 24, 2014

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A 21-year-old Fairbanks man has pleaded guilty in connection with the 2011 death of an acquaintance after an argument.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (https://is.gd/2mjUAY ) says the trial of Cornelius Everett Jr. was interrupted Monday when he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of 55-year-old Johnson Griffin.

Everett faces an 11-year prison term. He is set to be sentenced in April.

Everett pleaded guilty last year to manslaughter and accepted a 15-year prison term. He later changed his mind.

In June 2011, Griffin was found dead in his Northward Building apartment.



Everett was later identified as a suspect after a medical examiner determined Griffin died of blunt force trauma to his chest.

Authorities have said Griffin likely was assaulted days before he succumbed to his wounds and died.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, https://www.newsminer.com

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