Pima County man pleads guilty to manslaughter

Pima County man pleads guilty to manslaughter

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A Pima County man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the stabbing death of his dad with a broken golf club.

County prosecutors say 35-year-old Brian Gene Harmon entered his plea Wednesday and is facing a prison term of between seven and 21 years when he's sentenced March 4.

The Arizona Daily Star says Harmon had been scheduled to go to trial next week on a first-degree murder charge.

Authorities say 56-year-old Phillip Harmon was killed at his home on New Year's Day 2010.

Prosecutors say Brian Harmon hit his father with a golf club and when it broke, he stabbed him in the abdomen with it.

He then fled the scene, but was taken into custody after returning to his father's house.

Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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