By The Associated Press
CLEVELAND — A retired Mississippi game warden charged in the shooting death of his wife has accepted a plea bargain and will serve up to 20 years for manslaughter.
Sylvester Johnson was charged with first-degree murder in June 2 death of his 47-year-old wife.
Rhonda Johnson was found dead in the driveway of the couple’s Tunica home.
The Commercial Appeal reports the 52-year-old Johnson accepted the plea bargain on Tuesday in Bolivar County Circuit Court in Cleveland, Miss., for manslaughter.
His trial was slated to begin next week.