NEOSHO, Missouri — A 23-year-old man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in a 2012 shooting outside a popular Joplin dance club.
Damon A. Williams admitted that he shot 25-year-old Charles Tumbleson two years ago outside the Jukebox Saturday Night dance club. Police say the two men had a feud before the shooting.
The Joplin Globe reported (http://bit.ly/1BidNWT ) that Williams was scheduled to go on trial for first-degree murder Monday in Newton County Circuit Court. Instead, he pleaded guilty Tuesday to the lesser offense in return for a 13-year prison sentence.
Circuit Judge Kevin Selby accepted the plea deal and assessed that sentence.
Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com
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