CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A man who was acquitted on charges related to the killing of a man has admitted to illegally owning guns.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports ( that federal prosecutors filed gun charges against 37-year-old Miguel Quinones the day after he was found not guilty in the 2013 killing of Kareem Hunter, who was beaten to death in a Marmet apartment and buried in a shallow grave.

Quinones was convicted in 2000 of second-degree murder and is prohibited from having guns. He admitted Thursday that on Oct. 19, 2013, he possessed a shotgun and a rifle.

Quinones made a deal with prosecutors Thursday that drops the gun charge, which alleged that guns found inside a town home near Charleston in December 2013 belonged to Quinones.

Quinones faces a maximum 10 years in prison when he’s sentenced Jan. 5.

Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail,