Plea deal in Portland bouncer murder case

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Posted on January 8, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 8 at 6:19 PM

PORTLAND -- The man facing trial for the New Year's Day 2011 shooting death of a downtown Portland bouncer has entered a no contest plea.

Kevin Moffett, 33, changed his plea Tuesday morning in Multnomah County Circuit Court. Judge Eric Bergstrom then found him guilty of first-degree manslaughter with a firearm.

Police reports said Moffett got into an argument about 1:30 a.m. at Club 915. Shots rang out and bouncer Ruben Mata was hit, then later died.

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Sentencing was set for Jan. 16.

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