Another Johnson Defendant Pleads Guilty

Another Johnson Defendant Pleads Guilty

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Another defendant in the 2017 murder of Tyler Johnson has pleaded guilty.

Shawn Moore Jr. pleaded guilty in Jefferson County court Friday to one count of murder, second degree. Moore will be sentenced December 11 to 15 years to life in prison.

With Moore's guilty plea, there is now only one defendant left who is awaiting trial. Taylor Beckstead is scheduled to go on trial October 29.

Johnson, 20, was shot to death in his Town of Pamelia home in May, 2017. Police and prosecutors have said he was killed during a robbery.

Sammy Brown was found guilty of murder, conspiracy, and eight other charges. He was sentenced last month to 24 years to life in prison.

Devin Davis was also charged with murder, but pleaded guilty to armed robbery in exchange for testimony against his four fellow defendants. He will serve 18 years in prison.

Jamaal Carr pleaded guilty in August to second-degree murder. He's scheduled for sentencing on October 24.

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