TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — One of nine defendants charged in the shooting death of a Topeka woman has pleaded no contest.
The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/15fOuU9 ) reports that 21-year-old Bayate Rayshawn Covington pleaded no contest Tuesday in Shawnee County court to reckless second-degree murder and other charges in the July 2011 shooting death of Natalie Gibson. Sentencing for Covington is July 18.
Gibson was killed during an attempted robbery at her home that also left another woman wounded.
Terms of the plea include requiring Covington to testify in pending cases related to the death. Five other defendants in the case have been sentenced, two await trials, and the case of another hasn't been resolved yet.
Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com
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