Gregory Houston didn’t want to go to trial on accusations he murdered a man in December 2009.
But 20 years in prison for pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter didn’t look much better to the 45-year-old man.
After wrangling with the decision Tuesday morning, Houston decided to admit to the Dec. 6, 2009, stabbing death of Rajneesh McPherson, 24. Muscogee County Superior Court Chief Judge John Allen then sentenced him to 14 years in prison, followed by 11 on probation.
“Fourteen years of my life,” Houston said after the judge sentenced him.
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“You want to go to trial?” Allen asked.
Houston didn’t and the sentence stood.