Heinen pleads guilty to manslaughter charges

In a plea agreement, 34-year-old Mark Heinen pleaded guilty to second degree manslaughter. He was charged with alternative counts of second degree murder and first degree manslaughter.

Heinen admitted his conduct was reckless. He says he was using methamphetamine and carrying a loaded gun when he shot and killed Kiawe Walker during a drug transaction in June of last year. Walker made his way to the nearby Burger King to get help, and that's where he died. Because he was deemed a habitual offender, Heinen faces a maximum of 15 years behind bars and a $30,000 fine. Sentencing is set for April 24th.