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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A Topeka man pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter in a 2007 death in Shawnee County.
Twenty-seven-year-old Ryan Michael Thompson entered the plea in the death of 18-year-old Zachary Scholl Armold of Topeka.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Thompson was arrested May 3 for allegedly providing illegal substances that later caused a person's death. The newspaper says Armold died May 11, 2007.
As part of the plea bargain, prosecutors dropped charges of possession of narcotics with intent to sell, aggravated endangering of a child and furnishing alcohol to a minor.
Thompson will be sentenced Sept. 6.