DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) β€” A man charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and other counts in a 2019 Des Moines shooting that killed one man and injured another has taken a plea deal, Iowa prosecutors said.

Michael Lyke Jr. pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, willful injury and intimidation with a dangerous weapon in the June 2019 killing of 41-year-old Earl Caldwell, television station WHO-TV reported Tuesday. Another man β€” Littleton William Clark, 39, of Des Moines β€” was injured.

Lyke had been scheduled to go to trial in April on the more serious charges and would have received a mandatory life sentence if convicted. He now faces up to 30 years in prison when he’s sentenced on March 10.

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