- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 16, 2015

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and attempted aggravated burglary with a deadly weapon in Las Cruces.

Prosecutors say 20-year-old Joshua Jones was sentenced to 13 years in prison Wednesday after also pleading guilty to attempted manslaughter and tampering with evidence.

The charges stemmed from a Feb. 14 shooting incident.

According to investigators, two brothers saw Jones jumping their neighbor’s fence.

The brothers confronted Jones and both were shot.

Authorities say one of the brothers - Anthony Molina - died from injuries suffered in the shooting.

According to terms of a plea agreement, prosecutors charged Jones with a lesser offense of voluntary manslaughter instead of the first-degree murder charge he faced after an indictment.



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