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Guilty Plea In Palms Murder

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James Johnson (booking photo: LVMPD)

James Johnson (booking photo: LVMPD)

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(Las Vegas, NV)  —  The man accused of killing an aspiring rapper at the Palms hotel has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.

Twenty-five year-old Jim Johnson faces up to ten years in prison when he’s sentenced in December.

Police say 25-year-old Evan Plunkett was shot in the chest during a May party at the resort’s Fantasy Tower.

Johnson claimed he was trying to intervene during a fight and slap a bottle out of Plunkett’s hand, when the handgun went off.

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