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Mapp, who eventually pleaded no contest to first-degree murder with a weapon and attempted first-degree murder with a weapon, is serving a life sentence in prison. Marco Santana,, "Murder case that saw Aramis Ayala, Rick Scott clash central to insurance suit," 6 July 2018 Rolle has previously pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia, and also has a felony drug possession case pending in Harris County, according to court records. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "He got 'pranked' by his girlfriend's husband — so he stabbed him to death, Texas cops say," 3 July 2018 During Tuesday's hearing, the judge had the men say no contest as the name of each victim was read. NBC News, "Two plead no contest in Oakland 'Ghost Ship' warehouse fire that killed 36, face jail time," 3 July 2018 Blake Martz, 21, pleaded no contest June 21 to being party to the crime of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle, court records show. Steven Martinez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Hartland man who gave teen drugs, alcohol before she died in fatal crash convicted of homicide," 22 June 2018 Lindsey Nichole Thomasson pleaded no contest to second-degree murder and aggravated kidnapping. Matt Campbell, kansascity, "Dad's fiance sentenced to more than 26 years for murder of Gardner toddler," 13 June 2018 Last year, Winchester pleaded no contest to kidnapping his ex-wife at gunpoint, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Gary Fineout, The Seattle Times, "Witness details how he killed lover’s husband for insurance," 11 Dec. 2018 Fowler eventually pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges. Mark Long, The Seattle Times, "Jaguars trade pass-rusher Fowler to Rams for 2 draft picks," 31 Oct. 2018 While in college at West Virginia, Worley pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault after a 2014 incident at a nightclub. Brendan Marks, charlotteobserver, "Report: Former Carolina Panthers CB Daryl Worley tasered, arrested in Philadelphia | Charlotte Observer," 15 Apr. 2018

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1931, in the meaning defined above

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to settle judicially or to act as judge

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