South Bend Sex Offender Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

One day after a jury is seated, a convicted sex offender pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter in South Bend.

47-year-old Leonard Thomas was accused of murdering 55-year-old Milton Brown.

In July 2005, Brown's body was found in an alley on North O’Brien Street.

He died of a gunshot wound.

Thomas was once convicted of a 1990 rape in Illinois.

In exchange for Tuesday’s guilty plea, Thomas faces up to 45-years in prison.

He will be sentenced on April 10th.

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