"He continued to run up to me and that's when I fired again," Raines said.
Assistant Prosecutor Dan Holstein said, however, that he would have presented evidence to a jury that Baldwin was unarmed and would have challenged the self-defense assertion.
Holstein said witnesses would have testified that Raines and Baldwin were both yelling and screaming at each other. Holstein said Raines fired four shots, hitting Baldwin first in the knee and then in the torso.
Baldwin was taken to a hospital for treatment, but died there.
Holstein said prosecutors agreed to a guilty plea, but told the judge some members of the victim's family are not happy about it. The state will recommend a five-year prison sentence for Raines, who could be sentenced to three to 15 years.
Holicker said he plans to put on witnesses at the Nov. 9 sentencing hearing who will testify in Raines' behalf. He said Raines has no prior criminal record.
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