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MARYVILLE, MO (2009-05-14) A manslaughter trial in Maryville is cut short as the accused admits his guilt.
The jury pool was arriving yesterday in the trial of Steven Sapp- he's the Tarkio man who was charged with voluntary manslaughter and armed criminal action after cutting the artery of Steven Leach of Pickering in a knife fight last March.
Leach started bleeding and died within minutes of the injury.
Prosecuting Attorney David Baird says as potential jurors were gathering, Sapp decided to avoid the trial and enter guilty pleas.
Sapp's sentencing is set for June.
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