- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) - A Chesapeake man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in connection with a deadly bar fight that began as a spat over an NFL game between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins.

Multiple media outlets report that 37-year-old Ronnie Cisko brought his jury trial to an end Tuesday with his guilty plea in Chesapeake Circuit Court.

Cisko had been charged with second-degree murder, but prosecutors agreed to allow him to plead to the lesser charge. Second-degree murder carries a sentence of up to 40 years in prison. Voluntary manslaughter carries a one- to 10-year sentence, or up to 12 months in jail plus a fine.

Prosecutors said Cisko punched 46-year-old Charles Setchel in the neck on Dec. 28, 2014 at a Chesapeake restaurant, killing Setchel.

Cisko will be sentenced Jan. 11.


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