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June 11--  A Cedar Crossing man has entered a guilty plea in connection with a murder which occurred on Halloween, 2015.

STEVENPITTMANSteven Cody Pittman was 24 years old when he shot and killed 55-year-old George Nash, Jr. in the man's yard near Uvalda.  At the time of the crime, Montgomery County Sheriff Doug Maybin reported Pittman was out on pass from a drug rehab center in Dodge County.

He had been indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury for murder and armed robbery, but May 31, three years and seven months after the crime, he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of voluntary manslaughter. 

Judge Howard Kaufold sentenced Pittman to five years in jail followed by 15 years probation and a $5,000 fine.