A teen charged in a July 2015 shooting death pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 20 to 25 years in prison.
Donald Bryant, 19, of Greenville appeared in court Thursday morning at the Pitt County Detention Center. He entered into an agreement with the Pitt County District Attorney’s Office to plead guilty to second-degree murder, a lesser charge than the first-degree murder with which he was charged. Bryant also pleaded guilty to robbery with a dangerous weapon.
A judge sentenced him to between 240 months and 300 months prison time for the murder of 28-year-old Bakari Jones, who was shot on July 14, 2015, during a drug transaction outside of his home at 3203 Gordon Drive in the Lake Ellsworth neighborhood of Dickinson Avenue. Four others also were charged.
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