Feb. 16 5 p.m. This post has been updated with a copy of the plea agreement (below).
Just 12 days before he was set to stand trial on suspicion of first-degree murder while armed, Meeko Carraway accepted a plea deal that could lock him away for more than 25 years.
Carraway, 19, pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder while armed in connection with the shooting death of Darrel Hendy.
Carraway’s two co-defendants, Corey Yates and Chamontae Walker, did not accept plea agreements and are scheduled to stand trial Feb. 21.
According to MPD Detective Gabriel Truby, who testified at a preliminary hearing in April, investigators believe that Walker, 35, was upset with Hendy for allegedly stealing a bracelet. Carraway, a homeless youth living with Walker, told Walker where Hendy was, took the handgun and ammunition that Walker handed him and shortly thereafter shot Hendy, the arrest warrant for Walker states.
Carraway’s sentencing is scheduled for April 18.
The plea agreement is below.