A Montgomery County lawyer entered pleas to today for charges in his role in the death of hunter Barry Groh. David Manilla has pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter and not guilty to two weapons charges.
Manilla was accused of fatally shooting Groh in the Bucks County woods in November, and faced additional charges because a previous conviction bars him owning a weapon, as the Associated Press reports.
The no contest plea will be treated as a conviction, but can’t be used against Manilla in a wrongful death suit. Manilla faces up to 25 years in prison and will be sentenced July 8.