Man accused of murdering pregnant girlfriend takes plea deal

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 17 at 6:21 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.--The man who police said murdered his pregnant girlfriend accepted a plea bargain deal.

John Lipinksi’s second trial for the 2005 murder of Melissa Saldivar and their unborn child ended in a hung jury in February.

READ: Jurors fail to reach verdict in pregnant girlfriend murder trial

Prosecutors were trying to start a third trial. Instead, Lipinksi accepted a plea deal knocking the charges down from murder to two counts of manslaughter.

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