Update: Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2007 shooting

Julius Cortez Cawthorne (source: Metro Jail)
Julius Cortez Cawthorne (source: Metro Jail)

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A man accused of killing another man in 2007 is sentenced to 15 years in jail.

Julius Cortez Cawthorne pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a Madison County courtroom Monday.

Police say Cawthorne also known as "Meatball," shot and killed Latransezon Malloy.

It happened inside a convenience store on Pulaski Pike in Huntsville on Christmas day.

Malloy's family was in court for the plea.

"It was a good outcome because the family didn't have to  go through rigors of trial and they got to see him admit guilt," said Jonathan Hubbert, prosecutor.

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