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A 23-year-old Baton Rouge man pleaded guilty Tuesday to manslaughter counts in two February 2017 shooting deaths.

Kendric Mikal Francis had been charged with second-degree murder in the Feb. 14, 2017, slayings of Marcus Anthony Holmes, 22, and Roosevelt Florida, 53.

Holmes was killed on Maplewood Drive in Glen Oaks; Florida was slain on Mills Avenue in Scotlandville. The shootings occurred 30 minutes apart.

The East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury that indicted Francis in mid-2017 took no action against two other Baton Rouge men — Dominick Demond Holliday and Berkelin Terrell Scott, both 29 — who also had been booked on second-degree murder counts in the killings.

Francis, who told detectives he acted as a driver in the fatal shootings, faces up to 40 years in prison on each manslaughter count. He also pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated second-degree battery and three counts of simple robbery. Those charges were unrelated to the killings.

State District Judge Fred Crifasi will sentence Francis on July 9.

Email Joe Gyan Jr. at jgyan@theadvocate.com.