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Omaha 18-year-old makes plea deal in shotgun shooting death of friend


OMAHA, Nebraska — An Omaha 18-year-old has made a plea deal in the shooting death of a friend.

Christopher Spears on Tuesday entered pleas of no contest to manslaughter and weapons use. Prosecutors say Spears was 17 when he shot 17-year-old Dominique Hollie in February last year. Spears is scheduled to be sentenced on March 10. Spears originally was charged with second-degree murder.

Prosecutors say the shooting happened after Spears made sexual comments about Hollie's sister, prompting Hollie to go to his bedroom and grab a sawed-off shotgun that he later returned to his room. Prosecutors say that after an argument, however, Spears went to Hollie's room, returned with the shotgun and shot Hollie in the face.

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