- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

EDGERTON, Kan. (AP) - A 32-year-old Kansas man has pleaded no contest in the death of a bar patron who was struck in the head with a pool cue a week before Christmas.

WDAF-TV (https://bit.ly/2cphW79 ) reports Gregory Cooper of Edgerton was charged with second-degree murder and attempted aggravated battery in the death of 23-year-old Tyler Knudsen at an Edgerton bar on Dec. 19.

Johnson County prosecutors said Cooper “unintentionally, but recklessly” killed Knudsen when he swung a pool cue at another man’s head but instead hit the victim.

Family members say Knudsen was an innocent bystander just waiting to play a game of pool.

Cooper entered his plea on Tuesday. His sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 18.


Information from: WDAF-TV, https://www.wdaftv4.com

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