Rufus L. Burks, initially accused of murder in the fatal shooting a man at a 2007 Labor Day barbecue, pleaded guilty Thursday to voluntary manslaughter, records show.
Burks, 33, was sentenced to five years in prison, followed by 15 years’ probation, said defense attorney Frank Martin.
All other charges against Burks were dropped, Martin said.
Burks was accused of shooting Eddia Moss, 35, at Burks’ 353 Liberty Ave. home. Moss arrived at the cookout and exchanged words with Burks, who pulled out a gun and shot him, police said.