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Man pleads not guilty to killing friend while live-streaming

May 3, 2018 GMT

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man accused of shooting his friend while live-streaming has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter.

The News-Review reports 23-year-old John Walker Adams also pleaded not guilty to tampering with physical evidence in Douglas County Circuit Court Tuesday.

A medical examiner ruled in November that 23-year-old Josman Cereceres died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound while visiting Adams in Roseburg.

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An attorney for Adams came forward in December to say his client had accidentally shot Cereceres.

Detective Nate Goodman wrote in court documents that he interviewed Adams a few days later, and Adams demonstrated how the incident happened during a night of drinking and live-streaming.

Goodman wrote that he obtained a copy of the video, and it shows Adams putting the gun to the side of Cereceres’ head and pulling the trigger.

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Information from: The News-Review, http://www.nrtoday.com