Posted: Jan 9, 2013 8:01 AM by AP
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A 35-year-old Lake Charles man accused of killing his grandmother has agreed to a last-minute plea deal.
A jury was picked and opening statements were expected to be given Tuesday when Carl Webb Jr. pleaded guilty to a lesser count.
Webb was charged with first-degree murder in the February 2009 death of 75-year-old Helen Webb, but pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
Judge Clayton Davis sentenced him to 12 years in prison, to run concurrent with the 65-year sentence Webb received on unrelated weapons charges.
Prosecutor Jonathan Blake said an autopsy confirmed that Helen Webb died from three strikes to the head.
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