Charges were lessened through a plea deal Thursday for Wayland Guillory in the October 2010 murder case of UL Lafayette student Kenneth Donnelly.

According to our news partner KATC, the 27-year-old Guillory was originally charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. The murder charge was reduced to manslaughter, and the attempted murder charge was dropped completely, on the condition that Guillory testify against co-defendant Ian Trahan.

Guillory had, until now, pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. Trahan is also facing second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder charges. His trial is set for May 4.

The two men are accused of beating Donnelly and roomate, Rufus Fells, at their McKinley Street residence.



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