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Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2012 death

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CHEROKEE COUNTY, NC (WRCB) - A Cherokee County teen pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for the 2012 death of Billy Ray Arp.

On July 15 of 2012, officials received a call of a sick person at a home in Ranger.

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They found Arp lifeless at the home. Investigators say the cause of death was consistent with homicide.

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18-year-old Zechary Golden was arrested following a 10 month investigation and charged with second degree murder and robbery.

Golden pleaded to charges of voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 64 to 89 months in prison.

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