Man pleads guilty to campus stabbing

Tyler Bratton, 20, plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter and unlawfully possessing a knife on school campus.

He will be released from jail on Oct. 17 and be placed on three years of probation if the judge approves the settlement agreement, according to the Press Democrat. Bratton will have spent 157 days in jail.

Bratton stabbed 26-year-old Steven John Garcia to death in the bathroom of the dorm in Sauvignon Village on the night of May 13th. 

The dorm room belonged to student Riley O’Rourke, who was finishing out her freshman year at the university. She testified that her friend Bratton killed Garcia in self defense. Other witnesses testified that Garcia was indeed an intruder and was forcing his way in to confront O’Rourke before he was killed.