James, who is represented by attorney Alberton Richelieu, was re- arraigned on Monday, March 11, 2013.
James has been incarcerated since 2007 at the Bordelais Correctional Facility, originally arraigned on two counts of murder.
In response to the re-arraignment, James responded: “Not guilty to murder, but guilty to manslaughter.”
The Director of Public Prosecution accepted the lesser plea on behalf of the Queen.
The facts of the case were read during the first sentencing hearing on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 after which presentence and psychiatric reports were ordered for the next hearing.
James will return to court on April 17, 2013 for sentencing.