(BROWNSTOWN) - A Seymour man admitted Wednesday in Jackson Circuit Court that he shot and killed another man in the "heat of the moment" in December 2010.
33-year-old Eric D. Owens made the admission during a change-of-plea hearing in front of Senior Judge Bill Vance.
If Vance decides to accept the guilty plea on the Class B felony charge of voluntary manslaughter, Owens faces a 20-year prison term for the shotgun slaying of 36-year-old Michael W. Glover.
Owens was arrested after what police says started as a fight and ended with a fatal shooting. A woman called 911 just saying her husband had been shot.
Police said that Glover and his wife were at the home of Owens, in the 600 block of 14th Street, when the two men began fighting. The argument escalated and Owens shot Glover, killing him.
Owens was arrested on a preliminary charge of murder.
Police say the couple and Owens had a history of domestic disputes.
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