COLUMBUS, Nebraska — A Columbus man has pleaded no contest to manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of his grandmother in 2014.
The Columbus Telegram reports (http://bit.ly/1eYfGQk ) 20-year-old Chase Micklevitz entered the plea Monday. It means he neither admits nor disputes the charge.
Micklevitz's murder trial for the death of 58-year-old Deanna Micklevitz was scheduled to begin in July. He was initially charged with second-degree murder and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, but they were dropped as part of a plea deal with prosecutors.
Police say Micklevitz stabbed his grandmother four times last summer with a kitchen knife. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Micklevitz is scheduled to be sentenced on July 31.
Information from: Columbus Telegram, http://www.columbustelegram.com