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Man pleads guilty in Rigby murder

By Staff Writer
Published On: Feb 20 2014 07:43:54 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 20 2014 08:02:51 PM CST
Emmanuel Jesus Granados

Emmanuel Jesus Granados

RIGBY, Idaho -

A man accused of murder at a quinceanera party in Rigby last summer pleaded guilty in the Jefferson County Courthouse on Thursday.

Under the plea deal, the charge against Emmanuel Jesus Granados, 23, was reduced from first- to second-degree murder for the July 14 shooting death of 22-year-old Fermin Lemus. In addition, the weapons enhancement to the charge was dropped.

Granados also is under a no-contact order with the Lemus family.

Authorities will conduct a pre-sentencing investigation, and Granados will be sentenced in April. He is facing the possibility of life in prison.

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