A man in Michigan was sentenced to serve 15 to 25 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman during a burglary gone wrong almost six years ago, officials announced on May 4.
Shane Lamar Evans was one of three men accused of killing Egypt Covington after she was attacked in her own Van Buren Township home in June 2017 while watching a movie, WJBK reported.
According to previous court testimony and police interviews, Evans told police he and his co-defendants, Timothy Eugene Moore and Shandon Ray Groom, were going to break into the duplex of a man out of town to steal marijuana, WDIV-TV reported.
“I knew he was out of his house. I said, ‘Go to the right.’ I knew 100% no one was in that house. They went to the wrong door.”
Evans insisted his involvement ended after directing the two and he drove away.
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Moore and Ray are accused of breaking into Covington’s unit, thinking it was the target’s residence, binding the woman’s hands with string lights after they encountered her and fatally shooting her in the head.
Moore and Ray each face multiple charges, including first-degree murder, felony murder, first-degree home invasion, and felony firearm counts.
As part of Evans' plea deal, he is expected to testify against Moore and Ray during their trials this summer.
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