Portland man pleads guilty to manslaughter

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PORTLAND — Abril Teshome, one of three men charged in the Aug. 9, 2015, murder of Freddy Akoa, pleaded guilty June 22 to a charge of manslaughter.

Teshome, 22, accepted a plea agreement reducing the charge from murder with depraved indifference. The agreement caps his sentence at 20 years, according to documents at the Cumberland County Unified Criminal Docket.

Akoa, 49, was beaten to death in his 457 Cumberland Ave. apartment. His body was not discovered until two days later. Teshome was indicted in September 2015, along with Osman Sheikh and Mohamud Mohamed.

Mohamed’s trial could begin next month, according to court records.