As he was about to go on trial in White Plains, a Yonkers man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a fatal 2011 shooting in the Nodine Hill section of Yonkers.
Andrew Barnett, 21, of 80 School St., faces up to 25 years in state prison when he is sentenced on Aug. 14. He was charged with shooting 21-year-old Jhon Nunez-Lopez multiple times on May 19, 2011, on Willow Street after the two had argued.
The victim spoke briefly to police before losing consciousness and was taken to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, where he died, according to Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore.
Police began checking the area and learned from a witness that Barnett was someone he recognized as having frequented the neighborhood in recent months. Barnett was located in an apartment at 164 Willow St. and was arrested.
Assistant District Attorney Nadine Nagler of the Career Criminal Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Virginia Marciano of the Special Litigation Bureau are prosecuting the case. Barnett has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.