- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis man agrees to serve up to 15 years in prison now that he’s admitted in court that he fatally shoot a man last year.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1EZE9cT) reports 32-year-old Glenn Pickett pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of manslaughter, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm. He had been charged with first-degree murder.

Authorities say Pickett shot Flynt Clemons Jr. in August 2014 during an argument that began earlier between Clemons and Pickett’s girlfriend.

Pickett’s lawyer says the dispute turned physical, and Pickett shot the larger Clemons when Clemons reached in his pocket.

A prosecutor says Pickett has previous convictions for tampering with a motor vehicle, attempted stealing of a motor vehicle, two gun charges and resisting arrest, and has violated probation several times.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

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