Man pleads guilty to manslaughter of Springfield man

Leonard Johnson was found dead in 2015.

Posted: Oct 22, 2018 7:25 PM
Updated: Oct 22, 2018 7:37 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – A man will spend 12 years in prison for the death of a 71-year-old Springfield man.

Edward Hughes, 51, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of Leonard Johnson. He was initially charged with murder.

Johnson’s body was found inside his apartment in the 400 block of Mill Street on Labor Day weekend in 2015.

Police arrested Hughes in December 2017.

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