A Ballinger man charged with murder last year, accepted a plea deal and received five years in prison for the offense, according to 119th District Attorney John Best.

A Ballinger man charged with murder last year, accepted a plea deal and received five years in prison for the offense, according to 119th District Attorney John Best.

 

Queandro Quarles, 34, of Ballinger was charged with murder following a fight that resulted in the death of Kenneth Sneed, 36, of Kentucky Oct. 3, 2015.  

 

Quarles pleaded guilty Nov. 3 to manslaughter and received five years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He remains in custody at the Runnels County Jail awaiting transport to TDCJ.

 

Police reports indicate that Quarles and Sneed started arguing after a night of drinking.

The two reportedly got into a fight at an apartment in the 1500 block of 8th Street and according to reports Sneed was knocked down and "did not get up." Police were called to the scene at 1:40 a.m. Oct. 3, 2015 and found Sneed unresponsive.

The two reportedly got into a fight at an apartment in the 1500 block of 8th Street and according to reports Sneed was knocked down and "did not get up."

Sneed was airlifted to Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo, where he died at around 1 p.m. Quarles was arrested at the scene and initially charged with aggravated assault. He was later arraigned and charged with murder. His bond was initially set at $500,000.

Quarles was indicted Dec. 2, 2015 and his bond was lowered $150,000.