A College Place man pleaded guilty today to first-degree manslaughter and second-degree assault in a 2016 homicide case.
In a plea bargain with prosecutors, Robert G. Sregzinski, 22, entered his pleas and Judge John Lohrmann dismissed the remaining seven counts against him, and scheduled his sentencing for June 17. A pre-sentencing investigation will take place.
Sregzinski was charged in 2017 with first-degree murder and unlawful firearm possession in connection with Gabriel L. Rodriguez’s death. In March, prosecutors amended the charges to first-degree attempted robbery while armed with a firearm, first-degree assault while armed with a firearm, reckless endangerment, two counts of intimidating a witness while armed with a firearm, second-degree murder while armed with a firearm, and unauthorized removal or concealment of a body. He pleaded not guilty to the charges on April 23, 2018, and in March, respectively.
Walla Walla police said he shot and killed Rodriguez, 34, in a Walla Walla apartment over a drug debt.