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Man accused of killing father pleads guilty to manslaughter

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Nearly two years after police say he killed his father, a Lexington man has pleaded guilty.

Verdis Pennington III pleaded guilty to second degree manslaughter at the Fayette County Courthouse Friday.

Pennington will be sentenced on September 21.

In November 2010, Lexington Police say Pennington shot his father, 50-year-old Verdis Pennington Jr., in the head, during an argument at the family's home on Nakomi Drive.

Verdis Pennington III was 18 years old at the time of the shooting.

Pennington Jr. was Mr. Kentucky Bodybuilder in 1990.


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