Daley pleads guilty to manslaughter

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The New Hampshire man accused of killing state trooper Michael Johnson with his car pleaded guilty today to involuntary manslaughter in a plea agreement. Twenty-four-year-old Eric Daley, of Lebanon, New Hampshire, also pleaded guilty to six other charges, including several drug possession charges.

Daley had pleaded innocent in November to second-degree murder charges for killing Johnson during a chase on Interstate 91 last Father’s Day. Windsor County State’s Attorney Robert Sand says the family is pleased with the agreement but that today is “bittersweet.”

Sentencing is scheduled for September. Daley faces up to 33 years in prison and a maximum fine of $28,000.

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