Laughter Enters Guilty Plea
MANKATO (TEC News) -- 26-year-old James Anthony Laughter appeared in Blue Earth County District Court yesterday. Laughter, who was originally charged with four felonies and a gross misdemeanor, accepted a plea deal. As part of the deal, Laughter pleaded guilty to an amended felony domestic assault charge, a 5th-degree felony drug charge, and a probation violation. The deal included a jail term of 335 days and credit for 106 days already served. A court date for official sentencing was not scheduled.