GRAND MARAIS, Minn. (AP) _ A Minnesota man accused of shooting to death another
man during an annual holiday party for employees has pleaded guilty to felony murder.

Authorities say 62-year-old Kirk Bigby, of the town of Finland, worked at the
Bluefin Bay Resort in Tofte, a popular resort on the North Shore of Lake
Superior. They say he shot and killed 35-year-old blackjack dealer Marcus
Roberts, of Bloomington, outside the resort restaurant where the party was held
in December 2015.

Bigby at one point had maintained that he acted in self-defense. Cook County
Attorney Molly Hicken says Bigby pleaded guilty during a pretrial hearing on
Friday. He could face up to 15 years in prison.