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Garner man pleads guilty in girlfriend's shooting death

Posted December 16, 2014

Winston Lewis

— A man accused of shooting his girlfriend last year pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of second-degree murder in the case.

Latasha Renee Pierce, 36, died April 15, 2013, a day after authorities say Winston Lewis shot her in the head inside a home on Delta Street in Garner.

Prosecutors have said that she and Lewis, 36, had been arguing and that a gun went off during a struggle.

Lewis was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder and was set to go to trial this month after initially rejecting a plea offer in the case.

He will be sentenced in February.


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