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Rouillard pleas to two lesser charges

Sioux City, IOWA (KTIV) - Friday in Woodbury County court, a Sioux City man who earlier pleaded "not guilty" in connection with the stabbing death of another local man changed his plea.

As part of a plea bargain, 25-year-old Shane Rouillard is now pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter and going armed with intent, both felonies.

Rouillard's attorney, Mike Williams said that Rouillard was intoxicated at the time of the stabbing and that Rouillard was defending himself.

But, despite that statement... both Williams and Rouillard admitted to a judge that they believe a jury could have found the defendent guilty of the original second degree murder charge.

Back on May 2nd, amended court documents say Rouillard was with 22-year-old Robert Ryan at the Bush Park Mobile Home Court, on Morningside Avenue.

Documents say Rouillard was intoxicated and that he stabbed Ryan multiple times with a five inch knife.

He could face up to 15 years in prison when he's sentenced on August 27th.

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