WEST BATH (AP) — A Maine man charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of his fiancée during a prospective gun sale has pleaded guilty to a lesser offense.

Dylan Grubbs of Thomaston entered the plea Monday in West Bath to domestic violence reckless conduct with use of a firearm.

A judge sentenced the 24-year-old Grubbs to five years in prison with 2 ½ years suspended.

Investigators say Grubbs and 22-year-old Chelsea Jones had driven to Bath to meet a prospective buyer when she was shot last November.

Authorities say the gun discharged while Grubbs was showing the gun to the buyer outside the SUV. Jones was shot in the head as she sat in the vehicle and later died.

Grubbs said in court he was there “to accept responsibility.”

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