Man pleads guilty in fatal shooting in Manchester

December 17, 2019 GMT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of a man in Manchester last year.

Paul Dimick, 28, was accused of shooting Justin Lee, 32, in September 2018.

WMUR-TV reports prosecutors said the morning of the shooting, Dimick could be heard on a recorded phone call saying he thought Lee had stolen items from him.

“The defendant’s girlfriend Barbie Raymond, who was an inmate at the Valley Street jail called the defendant, which was recorded. The defendant could be heard saying, ‘I’m going to end up in jail for the rest of my life, just so you know,’” prosecutors said.

Hours later, Dimick shot Lee and several people said they saw it.

Dimick reached a plea bargain with prosecutors on Monday for a sentence of 30 years to life. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Jan. 13.