A Peoria man pleads guilty to an illegal weapons charge, after once being charged with first degree murder.
28 year old Alex Ferguson faces up to 3 years in prison. Ferguson was arrested last August for the murder of 23 year old Dwight McCall.
But, Peoria County prosecutors say forensic tests did not match the bullet to Ferguson's gun.
A Peoria County Grand Jury previously would not indict Ferguson on either a first or second degree murder charge. So, Ferguson was charged with involuntary manslaughter. That charge was dropped as part of the plea deal.
Ferguson's sentencing is March 15th.