Topeka man pleads guilty in shooting death

August 22, 2018 - 9:37 pm

A Topeka man accepted a plea deal in the shooting death of another man during a drug deal.

Lamero Dunstan, 18, pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder and related charges in the death of Justice Mitchell, 18, last summer. Williams had been charged with first-degree murder but a jury in April found him innocent on that charge.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports attorneys will recommend that Dunstan spend more than 27 months in prison.

Investigators say Shayden Byrd brought Dunstan along to a meeting that was supposed to be a marijuana deal but that Byrd intended to rob Mitchell of the drugs. Dunstan shot Williams twice during the transaction.

Byrd is serving five years in a juvenile center after pleading guilty to first-degree murder and other charges.

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