Man accused in murder near Port Orchard pleads guilty
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of shooting a friend in the head during a scuffle outside of Port Orchard has pleaded guilty.
The Kitsap Sun reports 39-year-old Shawn Michael Dean Hamlin is charged with second-degree murder and first-degree burglary for the death of 48-year-old David Ray Garcia.
He pleaded guilty to the charges last week.
Garcia’s body was discovered at his house outside of Port Orchard in April.
Hamlin told a detective that he and Garcia had gotten into a fight before his death.
Hamlin’s lawyer, Tom Weaver, says both men were under the influence of meth and heroin.
According to the plea agreement, lawyers from both sides will recommend a sentence of about 16 years.
Hamlin will be sentenced Aug. 10.
Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/