Rashard Monroe, 18, pleaded guilty to manslaughter yesterday for the shooting death of his friend Kendell Floyd on Feb. 11, 2008, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. He also pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.
Monroe was sentenced to three years in state prison and three years of probation for the death, which happened while Monroe was playing with a loaded, unregistered gun in a Wainwright Street apartment, the DA's office says:
Following his arrest by Boston Police, Monroe indicated that he did not mean to shoot the victim and expressed remorse over his friend's death. He repeated those statements at sentencing, apologizing to Floyd’s mother, aunt, and grandmother, who were present in court for the proceedings.