|Published:||Sep 10, 2012 4:53 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 10, 2012 4:53 PM EDT|
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- In a surprise move, a Charlotte County man convicted of murder took a plea deal today in the middle of jury selection for a new trial he won on appeal.
Mason Washington was convicted in 2009 of two counts of murder in the 2007 slaying of a couple in Englewood. Just as attorneys were interviewing potential jurrors for that trial today, Washington took a deal from the state.
He was facing two counts of capital murder and robbery with a firearm. He took a plea deal today down to two counts of manslaughter with a firearm and robbery with a firearm. Washington received 25 years for each count, and they will be served concurrently.
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