Login

Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close
Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

PHOENIX -- Ex-Phoenix police officer Richard Chrisman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in deal that spares him a second trial.

Chrisman was convicted of aggravated assault in September in the shooting death of Danny F. Rodriguez in 2010. Chrisman had responded to a domestic violence call and during the confrontation shot the unarmed Rodriguez and also killed the man's dog.

The jury was unable to reach verdicts on a second-degree murder charge.

Chrisman claimed self-defense but under oath his partner Sergio Virgillo said it wasn't.

Sentencing is set for Dec. 20. He could be in prison anywhere from five to 15 years on the manslaughter and assault charges, to be served concurrently.

KTAR.com,

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.
  • CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company

    SCF Arizona has a new name. They are now CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company.
  • Taylor Morrison

    World Class People. World Class Company. We are a national home builder committed to building homes inspired by you.
  • Go Daddy

    World Class People. World Class Company. Go Daddy is a Fortune 100 "Best Companies to Work For."
  • Avnet

    World Class People. World Class Company. Here's information on a Fortune 500 company from Arizona.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Working For Arizona

    The business and economics of Arizona at the start of 2014 and looking forward.
  • Arizonans In Need

    Putting a focus on charities and organizations who provide help and/or need your help to fulfill their missions.
close

Share: