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Plea deal reached in May 2020 killing of Manitou Springs man

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Posted at 3:48 PM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-04 19:12:16-05

EL PASO COUNTY — Prosecutors announced a plea agreement was reached in the case of a Manitou Springs man found dead inside his home in May.

70-year-old Darrell Berry's death was originally considered a suspicious death but was upgraded to a homicide after a coroner's report.

Berry's adoptive son, 44-year-old Bobby Joe Berry, was charged with first-degree murder in the case.

He entered a plea of guilty this week on a charge of reckless manslaughter with a stipulated sentence of 12 years in prison, according to the 4th Judicial District. He's expected to be sentenced in January.

Authorities have not released information on a possible motive in this case.