- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 14, 2015

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a 49-year-old woman in Topeka.

The Topeka Capital-Journal (https://bit.ly/1jyktK0 ) reports that 30-year-old Jermaine Thomas Brown pleaded guilty Tuesday to intentional second-degree murder, solicitation of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the death of Terri Sims.

Prosecutors say Sims was opening the front door of her house on Sept. 12, 2012, when someone opened fire, striking her nine times. Prosecutors say they don’t believe Sims was the intended target, and that Brown ordered two men to go to the home to shoot the boyfriend of Sims’ daughter.

Brown’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for Dec. 3. He faces up to 25 years in prison.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, https://www.cjonline.com


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