LOS ANGELES – A 21-year-old man pleaded no contest Thursday to voluntary manslaughter in the road rage-related death of a Palmdale resident.
Due to the plea, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry dismissed a murder charge against Cody Allen Davis stemming from the Jan. 25, 2014, dispute in Palmdale that led to the death three days later of Alberto Delpino, 62, from blunt force trauma injuries.
The judge immediately sentenced Davis to 90 days of Caltrans work, five years on formal probation and ordered him not to drive a motor vehicle until he attends 52 anger management classes and is lawfully licensed and insured.
The judge suspended an 11-year state prison term, which Davis will not have to serve unless he violates the terms of his probation.
Davis received credit for time he has already served behind bars and is expected to be released.
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