- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California firefighter has accepted a plea deal for his role in the death of his lover’s husband.

KBAK-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2iXtVdc) the agreement was announced Monday as a murder trial was scheduled to begin for Jonathan Hearn.

Under the deal, the murder charge was dismissed, and Hearn pleaded no contest to counts including voluntary manslaughter, attempted murder and being an accessory.

Prosecuting attorney Eric Smith says Hearn will get a sentence of just over 25 years in prison.

The Hesperia resident is accused of shooting Robert Limon of Helendale in 2014. Prosecutors say he was having an affair with Limon’s wife, Sabrina.

Smith says Hearn agreed to help in the murder prosecution of Sabrina Limon as part of his plea deal.

Hearn was a firefighter in Redlands.

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Information from: KBAK-TV, https://www.bakersfieldnow.com/

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