BOSTON (AP) — A Boston man whose murder conviction was overturned by the state’s highest court has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in the same slaying.
Linrose Woodbine on Wednesday pleaded guilty to charges including voluntary manslaughter in connection with the December 2003 shooting of 28-year-old Aston Dwayne Thompson, who was killed after his birthday party.
The 36-year-old Woodbine was sentenced to 15 years in prison and faces deportation to Jamaica upon release. He had been received a life sentence at his original conviction.
The Supreme Judicial Court granted him a new trial last year after ruling that a police detective’s testimony, as well as remarks made by a prosecutor in closing arguments ‘‘created a substantial likelihood of a miscarriage of justice.’’
Woodbine’s lawyer said his client wanted to accept responsibility.