John Cameron sentenced to eight and a half years

The maximum sentence has been handed down to Clovis man... Meaning he will spend the next eight and a half years in jail. 

26 year old John Cameron was set to stand trial on second degree murder charges this morning.

Instead he pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for the death of 19 year old Amos Soliz.

It was October 2006 when a struggle over a handgun led to Cameron shooting Soliz twice, once in the stomach and then in the back of the head.