Pike County man accepts plea deal

One Pike County man could spend 17 years behind bars.

Court officials tell us Richard Ratliff accepted a plea deal on Monday.
Ratliff pleaded guilty to an amended second degree manslaughter charge and first degree assault charge.

Last December, police arrested Ratliff for the murder of Ricky Coleman. Officials found Coleman shot to death along Adams Lane in October of 2012.

A sentencing date has not yet been set.

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