The defendant in the January 2011 killing of a Tehachapi man pleaded no contest Wednesday to voluntary manslaughter.

Logan Rafael Quiroga, 33, entered the plea in Department 1 of Kern County Superior Court, according to court records. A charge of possession of a gun by a felon was dismissed.

Quiroga was accused of killing Stephen Gregory Christy on Jan. 13, 2011, police reported. Quiroga and Christy were both Tehachapi residents and longtime friends.

- The Californian