Springfield man pleads guilty in girlfriend’s shooting death

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) – A 22-year-old Springfield man pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in the shooting death of his girlfriend. Chase Collins was in the second day of his trial for second-degree murder Wednesday when he accepted a plea deal to involuntary manslaughter. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the January 2019 death of 20-year-old Cheyenne Dancause. The Springfield News-Leader reports Dancause told authorities he accidentally shot Dancause during an argument that turned physical at the couple’s home. Two infants were in the bedroom where she was shot but were not injured.

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