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Berry Pleads Guilty To Hiding Murder Suspect
Updated June 15, 2014 2:13 PM | Filed under: Crime
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(WASHINGTON) - 19-year-old Heaven Berry pleaded guilty for her part in the shooting death of Devan Burris of Washington.

She pleaded guilty to assisting a criminal and could face up to 8 years in prison.

According to court records, Berry heard about the shooting last December on Facebook and told her cousin Logan Evans to hide at her home.

Evans has since plead guilty to the murder and is serving a 45 year sentence.

Berry will be sentenced July 7.

Evans pleaded guilty to murder in February of shooting 17-year-old Burris on Dec. 6, 2013. Evans has maintained he did not mean to shoot Burris.

19-year-old Lucas Benjamin of Washington was sentenced to 30 years in prison in connection with the shooting death of Burris.

Benjamin pleaded guilty to charges of assisting a criminal and attempted dealing in meth as part of a negotiated plea agreement.

Charges of conspiracy to commit murder were dismissed.

Benjamin was with Evans near the Ebenezer Baptist Church on Oak Grove Road to do a drug deal when that deal went wrong.

According to police, the two men went to the church to sell Burris $100 worth of meth.

During the drug deal, Benjamin alleges Burris and another man grabbed him by the hood of his jacket and tried to pull him out the car. Benjamin says the man had a gun pointed at his face and began hitting him.

He told police as he was being pulled from the car, he heard a gunshot and then everyone began screaming.

Benjamin told police Evans did not intend to shoot anyone, but was trying to scare them.

Burris was then taken to the emergency room at Daviess Community Hospital and dumped out of the vehicle where he died.



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