Plea deal for McCann

In a plea deal accepted Wednesday in St. Joseph County Circuit Court, prosecutors dropped four perjury charges against Constantine resident Raymond McCann II.
In exchange, the 47-year-old McCann pleaded no contest to a single perjury count.
Under a sentencing recommendation included in the agreement, he would be eligible for release after serving 12 to 20 months.
McCann has been in the St. Joseph County jail since his arrest in April 2014, two years after he gave conflicting sworn testimony during prosecutor’s subpoena questioning related to the disappearance and murder of 11-year-old Jodi Parrack.
Conviction on the five initial charges of perjury in connection with a murder case could have brought McCann a maximum penalty of life in prison.
Prosecutor John McDonough said McCann remains a person of interest in the unsolved homicide, but declined to explain why or comment about whether authorities have additional persons of interest.
Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman is scheduled to sentence McCann on the single perjury count March 20.

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