ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Fruitland man who beat a 32-year-old man to death last year has pleaded guilty to a federal involuntary manslaughter charge.
The U.S. attorney's office says in a news release that 20-year-old Uriah Upshaw faces up to 15 years in federal prison when he is sentenced.
According to the U.S. attorney, Mario Desheuquette started a fight with Upshaw while Desheuquette was intoxicated.
Upshaw later went to Desheuquette's house and a second fight started.
Desheuquette died of a severe beating.
Upshaw admitted repeatedly striking Desheuquette in the head and face during a change of plea hearing in Albuquerque on Thursday.
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