Jackson man pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter after stabbing | News
FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO (KFVS)- A Jackson man accused in a deadly stabbing in downtown Cape Girardeau has pleaded guilty to an amended charge.
That plea entered in a Franklin County courtroom, Ryan Harkey's case was moved there on a change of venue request.
He pleaded guilty to a charge of 2nd degree involuntary manslaughter.
Harkey was originally charged with 2nd degree murder in the death of Jerry Conrad.
Investigators say the two men got into a fight inside a Cape Girardeau bar and it escalated outside in December 2011.
Harkey's scheduled to be sentenced in January.
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