LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A man charged with fatally shooting his girlfriend in May of 2020 has pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges and will serve 12 years in prison.
Demond Haynes, of Louisville, accepted a plea deal Tuesday morning which included charges of second-degree manslaughter, felon in possession of a firearm and two drug possession charges.
Three of the charges were recommended to be served concurrently, and a possession of oxycodone charge was to be served after.
Haynes was charged with shooting 19-year-old Karleigh Miller in the back on May 31, 2020. She died at UofL hospital from her injuries.
WHAS11 spoke with Miller's father, Mike, at a domestic violence event in 2021. He said then there were "signs at first that made him distrust [Haynes]."
"I knew something was wrong the first time she called me and she told me that he hit her," he said then.
Mike was killed months later in a shooting at a restaurant in Okolona.
Haynes reaffirmed his statement in court, calling the shooting an accident.
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