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Guilty plea & more info in Lodi shooting death

A defendant charged with killing a Lodi woman pleaded guilty on June 9, 2011 in Seneca County Court. In lieu of a scheduled suppression hearing, defendant Vincent Voorheis withdrew his motion to suppress evidence and pleaded guilty to the entire indictment, which charged him with manslaughter in the second degree. Manslaughter in the second degree is a class C felony which is punishable by an indeterminate term of imprisonment between 1 to 3 years and 5 to 15 years. The indictment alleged that on February 14, 2011 Voorheis recklessly caused the death of Sandra Marsh by shooting her in the throat with a 20-guage shotgun. During the plea allocution, Voorheis admitted that he recklessly caused the death of Marsh by keeping his finger on the trigger of a shotgun that Marsh pulled away from his hands while he was attempting suicide. At the plea proceeding, the County Court indicated that the likely sentence will be an indeterminate term of imprisonment of 2 to 6 years. Sentencing is scheduled for June 20, 2011 at 2 P.M.

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