16-year-old accepts plea deal in 2021 Evansville murder case

Published: Nov. 2, 2022 at 5:41 AM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A 16-year-old has taken a plea deal in a 2021 Evansville murder case.

Arkee Coleman was charged in the shooting death of Johnathan Stitts on Parret Street last October.

He plead guilty to murder and waived his right to a jury trial.

By doing so, Coleman will only receive 45 years in prison, instead of facing a maximum of 60 years.

The charge of firearm enhancement was also dropped.

In the courtroom, Coleman said he ‘knowingly killed Stitts’.

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