Sacto 9-1-1
December 13, 2011
Man pleads no contest to manslaughter in '09 stabbing death

A man accused of killing another man in a knife fight in Elk Grove two years ago has pleaded no contest to manslaughter charges in Sacramento Superior Court.

Patrick S. Koenig, now 27, entered his plea Thursday in front of Judge Lawrence G. Brown, who scheduled the sentencing for Jan. 4.

Koenig had been accused of murder in the stabbing death of Eric William Lange, 27, of Vacaville, at a motel where they both worked.

Authorities said the two had engaged in an alcohol-fueled fight that ended with Lange's death. Koenig also sustained stab wounds in the altercation at the Extended Stay Hotel on Longport Drive, according to Elk Grove police.

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