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.