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Stamford Man Enters Guilty Plea In 2011 Killing

A Stamford man entered a guilty plea Friday for killing a man in 2011.
A Stamford man entered a guilty plea Friday for killing a man in 2011. Photo Credit: Stamford Police

STAMFORD, Conn. -- A Stamford resident jailed since a 2011 killing on the city's West Side will remain in jail for seven years, according to the Stamford Advocate.

Jonathan Catchings entered a guilty plea Friday to first-degree manslaughter charges in the shooting of Raymond Hayward, 25, at the Richmond Hill-Rose Park avenue intersection in May 2011, the Advocate said.

The victim was shot three times early May 27, 2011, said Assistant State’s Attorney Michelle Manning, according to the report. Catchings was charged a week later with murder, said the Stamford Advocate.

When tried, Catchings faced 60 prison years if he was convicted of murder, said the Advocate.

“My client never meant to kill the victim in this case,” his attorney said.

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