Butler County Times Gazette
  • Iverson pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

  • Montee Iverson, 34, entered into a plea agreement in a February shooting during a hearing Friday morning.
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  • Montee Iverson, 34, entered into a plea agreement in a February shooting during a hearing Friday morning.
    Iverson was charged with the murder of Trevor Wakefield on Feb. 4.
    He also was charged with aggravated assault and felony possession of a firearm.
    In the plea agreement the first count of murder was amended to be voluntary manslaughter. With the other two counts remaining the same.
    The state was recommending a mid-box sentence with the counts to run consecutively.
    Judge Jan Satterfield informed the defendant on the level 3 offense, the primary offense, he could receive 55 months to 247 months in the Department of Corrections depending on his criminal history. A pre-sentence investigation will be done before sentencing.
    Satterfield told him this offense is presumptive prison and asked if Iverson understood that.
    He said he did.
    She also asked if he understood that each count could run consecutive up to double the base sentence.
    In addition, Iverson will be a lifetime registered violent offender and be required to register anywhere he lives after he is released.
    She also went over the rights Iverson was giving up, then Satterfield asked him what he did to be charged with each of the counts.
    "I perceived I was defending a friend of mine, but it was an inaccurate perception of what was going on and I took the life of someone," he said.
    On count two, he said when he was leaving he turned and pointed his weapon at someone. Then on count three he unlawfully possessed a firearm and was a felon, previously being convicted of criminal threat.
    Satterfield accepted the plea and found Iverson guilty on amended count one and counts two and three.
    Sentencing was set for July 9.

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