HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) - An Ottawa County 19-year-old who shot and killed his 16-year-old friend in a game of Russian roulette has entered a plea in the case against him.
Richard Usher pleaded no contest to manslaughter on Sept. 27.
Usher was 18 in March 2013 when he shot his friend Brandon Kuiper in the face with a .22 caliber handgun during a game of Russian roulette in Usher's Tallmadge Township home. Police the two teens and some friends were drinking alcohol and using marijuana at the time.
Kuiper, 16, died two days after being shot at "close range." Usher was then charged with manslaughter.
He was scheduled to go to trial starting Tuesday.
A no contest plea is not an admission of guilt, but is treated as one during sentencing, which is set for Nov. 4.
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