The ex-Punta Gorda police officer who fatally shot a 73-year-old woman during a citizens training exercise will not face any jail time.

Lee Coel will instead plead no contest to second degree manslaughter and receive 10 years probation and not spend a day in prison in the death of Mary Knowlton.

Coel was fired from the Punta Gorda Police Department after the shooting and the former police chief, Thomas Lewis, was fired after the City found his officers did not consistently follow standard safety protocols when conducting citizen training programs.