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Defendant pleads before trial begins

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May 19, 2008


Albany, GA (WALB) - Before his murder trial could begin, 23-year-old Tavarius West pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault.     

West was accused of killing 21-year-old Demetrius Vicks in East Albany last April.  

West was sentenced to 20 years, 10 to be served in prison and 10 on probation.     

He surrendered just days after warrants were issued in Vicks' murder.

Vicks' family was upset by today's plea and sentence, and we'll have more on their reaction tonight.

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