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Gerald Galaway convicted of killing Santa Cruz attorney Celestial Cassman

Celestial Cassman, an attorney who simultaneously served as deputy city attorney for Half Moon Bay, Santa Cruz and Capitola. She was slain on vacation in Hawaii on Sept. 1, 2011. Courtesy of John Barisone

A man has pleaded no contest to manslaughter and kidnapping for killing a Santa Cruz attorney during a domestic dispute while vacationing in Hawaii, a prosecutor said Friday.

Gerald Galaway, 39, of Santa Cruz was originally charged with second-degree murder and kidnapping in the slaying of Celestial Cassman, 35, on Sept. 1.

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