A Jackson man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter last week in connection with the death of a Florida man will learn how much time he will spend in prison Monday, April 22.

A clerk at Fifth District Court confirmed that 25-year-old Daniel Porter of Jackson is scheduled for a sentencing hearing at Waldo County Superior Court that day at 8:30 a.m.

As part of a plea deal Porter accepted last Wednesday, he pleaded guilty to manslaughter, and in exchange the state dismissed the murder charge he faced as a result of his role in the shooting death of 31-year-old Jerry Perdomo of Florida.

Last week Porter’s attorney, Jeffrey Silverstein, told the Republican Journal his client could face up to 30 years in prison, with all but 20 years suspended and four years' probation. Silverstein said he would argue for less time at the hearing.

At the time of Porter's arrest Feb. 28 of last year, police described the circumstances of Perdomo's death as a drug deal that had gone wrong.

When Porter made his initial court appearance March 2, 2012, he pleaded not guilty. However, Silverstein said, after reviewing all of the evidence, he and Porter believed there was high likelihood that going to a jury trial would result in an outcome similar to the plea deal.

Silverstein said Porter also wanted to spare his family and the Perdomos the stress of a jury trial.

According to previously published reports, Porter is accused of shooting and killing Perdomo during an argument in which Perdomo allegedly made threatening comments regarding Porter’s girlfriend, Cheyanne Nowak, and her child. Police say the shooting occurred at a Jackson residence belonging to Porter's father.

During Porter’s initial court appearance, Maine State Police Detective Brian Strout, who was the lead investigator in the case, testified that Nowak met Perdomo at Dyshart’s in Hermon at Porter’s request, and that Perdomo then followed her to a Hadley Mill Road residence in Jackson to meet Porter.

Prior to that meeting, Lisa Gould of Bangor told police that Perdomo, with whom she had a romantic relationship, took a Glock .45-caliber handgun, his wallet and two cell phones to meet someone who owed him money, according to previously published reports.

Court documents indicate Perdomo was meeting with Porter to discuss a $3,000 debt.