Sacto 9-1-1
May 15, 2013
Man pleads to manslaughter in 21st Avenue drug killing

A 30-year-old man is facing 21 years in prison after pleading no contest Monday to voluntary manslaughter in what authorities believe was a drug-related shooting death two years ago.

Augustine Aranda entered the plea as his murder trial was about to begin in Sacramento Superior Court for the March 8, 2011, shooting death of Mark Vincent Colquitt, 48, in the 2800 block of 21st Avenue.

Judge Timothy M. Frawley scheduled Aranda's sentencing for July 26.

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