WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man avoided a second trial by reaching a plea agreement in the shooting death of his accomplice during a home robbery.
Thirty-two-year-old Terrell Cole pleaded guilty last week to involuntary manslaughter in the January 2011 death of Andre Lovett. He had been scheduled to go on trial July 29 for first-degree murder.
Wichita police say Cole and Lovett were trying to rob a home when Cole fired a shot at one of the victims as he ran from the scene. The bullet hit Lovett, who died the next day.
The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/14VUIYn ) the jury in Cole’s first trial split in favor of acquitting Cole on several charges, including murder, but convicted him of tampering with electronic monitoring equipment.
Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com