APPLETON (AP) – A man charged in a 2008 Grand Chute homicide has been found guilty after a last-minute plea deal during trial.
Post-Crescent Media reports that hours before the jury was supposed to begin deliberation Thursday in his second trial, Michael Potts accepted the deal and was found guilty of an amended charge of first-degree reckless homicide.
District Attorney Carrie Schneider attorneys came to the last-minute agreement during the jury’s lunch break Thursday.
Prosecutors will recommend a 28-year prison sentence, although Judge Mark McGinnis could still impose the maximum 40-year sentence. McGinnis also found Potts guilty of possessing a firearm as a felon and jumping bail.
Potts said he was thankful and happy. Defense attorney Jeffrey Jazgar said Potts was at peace with the decision after six years.