MARTINEZ -- An Antioch man was sentenced to 15 years in state prison Monday for killing a Brentwood man and an unrelated armed robbery.

Julian Stringer pleaded no contest in April to voluntary manslaughter for fatally shooting 30-year-old Ralph Morales on June 16, 2008 in Antioch.

He pleaded no contest to using a gun to rob a man in Antioch on April 17, 2008.

Stringer took a plea deal after a hung jury at his murder trial forced a mistrial last year. His attorney had argued the shooting was accidental while he was high on methamphetamine.

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