- Associated Press - Monday, April 14, 2014

OAKLAWN, Kan. (AP) - The last of five people charged in a 2011 deadly robbery near Wichita pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Twenty-six-year-old Francis Dupree was to go on trial this week for first-degree murder but pleaded guilty Monday to the lesser charge. Dupree will be sentenced May 29.

The Wichita Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1hFCTFW ) all five suspects have been convicted of first- or second-degree murder in the December 2011 death of 19-year-old Markez Phillips.

Prosecutors say the men forced their way into a home in Oaklawn and shot Phillips, who was visiting his girlfriend. The thieves left with three big-screen TVs but no money.

___

Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide