- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Two Springfield men have pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges in connection with a fatal shooting in the city three years ago.

James Texidor and Manuel Lora had originally been charged with murder in the August 2011 slaying of 25-year-old Jonathan Tallaj (tuh-LAZH’) but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge.

The Republican (https://bit.ly/12biHGw ) reports that the 20-year-old Texidor was sentenced to 10 years in state prison followed by two years of probation.

The 25-year-old Lora, 2 was sentenced to up to 15 years in state prison.

Tallaj’s family and prosecutors said he was shot several times just yards from home while walking back from a neighbor’s house and wasn’t involved in gangs or drugs and had no record.

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Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, https://www.masslive.com/news/

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