Suspect pleads guilty to manslaughter in Gwinnett triple murder

One suspect in a 2012 triple murder in Gwinnett entered a guilty plea Friday and was sentenced to serve 32 years in prison, the Gwinnett Daily Post reported.

Theron Deushon Green was one of three suspects initially charged in the Feb. 29, 2012, drug-related shooting on Lawrenceville's Cannonball Court. Green's indictment included several counts of murder, but he pleaded guilty Friday to three lesser counts of voluntary manslaughter, the Daily Post reported.

Green’s trial was scheduled to begin Monday in Gwinnett County Superior Court.

Gwinnett County police have previously said that the victims in the shooting — Brian Lamont White and James Edward Isiac, both of Richmond, Va., and Farris Allen Weston, of Lawrenceville — were killed after going to the vacant Lawrenceville apartment to purchase $30,000 of cocaine.

Gwinnett County court records show Ernest Airokhai Huff, the alleged shooter in the incident, was convicted last July and sentenced to life in prison without parole. Records also show that charges against a third suspect, James Hill Lanier, were dropped about a week after Huff's trial.

What led to the charges being dropped against Lanier was unclear.