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Pleasant Back in Court

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PASCO, Wash-- A man convicted of beating his girlfriend to death was in court Thursday.

Delonde Pleasant has been trying to get his 25 1/2 year manslaughter sentence reduced.  Thursday, a Franklin County judge ordered a jury be summoned to decide whether any of the aggravated factors apply to his exceptional sentence.

Standard prison time for first degree manslaughter could be as little as six and a half years, which Pleasant has almost served.