WICHITA, Kansas — A 32-year-old Wichita man has pleaded guilty in the killing of a man after a dispute over which of them owned a pit bull.
The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/1MPe0VV ) reports Justin Rourke pleaded guilty Wednesday to involuntary manslaughter for the death of 41-year-old Roman Padilla. He had been initially charged with second-degree murder.
According to police, Rourke and others went to Padilla's home on June 11 to retrieve a pit bull he believed belonged to him. Authorities say that during an argument, Rourke pulled out a gun and shot Padilla in the chest. They say he also shot and killed the dog, which apparently charged.
Rourke's sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 16.
Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com