Last Of Tyler Johnson Murder Suspects Admits GuiltPosted: Updated:
Devin Davis, the last of the suspects in the shooting death of Tyler Johnson in May 2017, has admitted his role in the killing.
Davis pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery as part of a deal to cooperate with the prosecution.
He faces 18 years in prison and five years' post-release supervision when he's sentenced on January 11.
Davis admitted in Jefferson County Court Wednesday morning that he planned a burglary to steal money and drugs that he and his fellow defendants knew Johnson had at his town of Pamelia home. He also admitted he entered Johnson's home with two others.
Johnson was shot and killed during the robbery.
Also charged in Johnson's death were Taylor Beckstead, Sammy Brown, Shawn Moore, and Jamaal Carr.
Brown was found guilty of murder, conspiracy, and eight other charges.
Moore and Carr both pleaded guilty to second degree murder and Beckstead pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary.
Davis' lawyer said his client accepted the plea deal and agreed to testify against other suspects because he felt remorse.
"That was part of I think the genuine remorse that he had and wanting to make it as right as possible," his attorney, Michael Spanno said. "Obviously he feels horrible for what happened to Tyler Johnson and horrible for what Tyler Johnson's family is going through and it's sort of the least he could do."