According to the Associated Press, former super middleweight contender James Butler has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and arson in the 2004 death of Sam Kellerman. His trial was set to begin in Los Angeles. By pleading guilty instead of going to trial, Butler will be sentenced to 29 years in prison, which is five years less than what he could have gotten if found guilty. Kellerman, who was letting Butler stay in his California home at the time of the killing, was the brother of Max Kellerman, the popular boxing commentator. Butler has already done nearly a year and a half in prison while awaiting trial.