- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 4, 2014

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A Bridgeport man has pleaded guilty to participating in the robbery and killing of a college student in Bridgeport two years ago.

The Connecticut Post reports (https://bit.ly/10QWPzR that Johnnie Jefferson, also known as “Jeezy” Jefferson, faces up to life in prison after pleading guilty Monday in federal court to causing a death with a firearm. He is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 27.

Dawayne Cobb was killed on Oct. 10, 2012. The 24-year-old Cobb was found in an idling car with gunshot wounds in his shoulder and abdomen.

Federal officials say the 24-year-old Jefferson admitted he and Tremaine Hearst, also of Bridgeport, planned to rob Cobb of marijuana. Authorities say Jefferson and Hearst, who is awaiting trial, fatally shot Cobb and stole a jar containing about 2 ounces of marijuana.


Information from: Connecticut Post, https://www.connpost.com

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