A 35-year-old man originally charged with murder agreed to a plea deal on a lesser charge.
Queandro Quarles Junior was charged in the death of 36-year-old Kenneth Sneed.
Sneed died after being knocked down and struck in the head in October of 2015.
It happened in front of a Ballinger apartment complex and investigators say the two were arguing following a night of drinking.
Thursday in district court in Ballinger, Quarles pled guilty to a charge of manslaughter and a district judge sentenced him to five years in prison.
Defense Attorney, Brian Raymond, said “I feel as if we came to an appropriate solution for the case. It was an unfortunate situation, where somebody lost their life. The state had a difficult job, I think they handled themselves very professionally and I think the judge did a great job and I think it was an appropriate outcome considering the unfortunate circumstances.”