Updated: Friday, 19 Feb 2010, 4:58 PM MST
Published : Friday, 19 Feb 2010, 4:57 PM MST
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Friday, Jason Butner accepted a plea deal with prosecutors after killing an elderly Albuquerque man during a police chase.
Originally he pleaded not guilty.
Butner entered a guilty plea to four felonies including homicide by vehicle, aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, accidents involving death and possession of a firearm by a felon.
The Bernalillo District Attorney’s Office said it dropped a felony charge of receiving for transferring a stolen motor vehicle and a misdemeanor evading an officer charge in order to get Butner to plead to the more serious charges.
He faces between one to 11 ½ years in prison.
In June 2009, Butner was spotted by Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputies speeding in a parking lot in the heights.
Butner collided with a car carrying former state police officer Leo Baca, 86, at the corner of Juan Tabo and Constitution.
The former state police officer was killed and his wife was also injured.
Butner then ran from the scene and was caught a short time later.