A Bark River man charged in the slaying of his adoptive father in 2019. has entered a no contest plea to second degree murder.

35 year old Gary Phillips-Donovan was originally charged with homicide open murder and two counts of home invasion in November 2019, for the beating death of  74-year-old Michael Donovan.

Phillips-Donovan pleaded no contest to second degree murder this week.

Sentencing is set for November 5.

The case had been scheduled for a jury trial scheduled for April, but the trial was postponed due to coronavirus pandemic.