Posted: Aug 9, 2012 12:33 PM
MADISONVILLE (AP) - A western Kentucky man has pleaded guilty in a fatal police chase crash that killed his passenger.
The Messenger reported on Wednesday the plea of 21-year-old Christopher Adams to charges of manslaughter, assault and burglary.
Adams was initially charged with murder in the February 2010 crash that killed 17-year-old Joseph Aniz of Madisonville.
The newspaper reports Kentucky State Police were chasing a car that matched the description of a vehicle used in three home invasions when the crash occurred.
A second defendant in the case, 22-year-old Phillip Windham, pleaded guilty to robbery, burglary and assault.
The prosecutor recommended a 17-year sentence for Adams and a 15-year sentence for Windham.
Sentencing for both men was set for Sept. 5.
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