COLUMBUS, GA (AP) - An Alabama man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection with an attack outside a Columbus Waffle House that killed a former Lee County deputy.
Dustin Ray Horton, of Seale, AL, entered the plea Monday morning.
It followed the 2009 death of Scott Jeremy Drago outside a Columbus Waffle House. Authorities say on June 28, Horton punched Drago around 3 a.m. in the restaurant's parking lot on 6751 Veterans Parkway.
Drago, a former Lee County Sheriff's Deputy, fell and struck his head on the pavement.
Authorities say he had a fractured skull where he landed on the back of his head and later died.
Horton was sentenced to 10 years in prison.