Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy in 2013 Deadly Drug Deal
A 24-year-old Jefferson City woman has pleaded guilty to conspiracy in a 2013 deadly drug deal in Columbia.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the sentence hearing for Joycelynn Brown has been set for April 27.
Prosecutors say Brown and Anthony Unger traveled to Columbia to sell marijuana to Domionte Cheatum in a deal arranged by another man. They say Cheatum shot Unger six times during a struggle that ensued when Cheatum tried to rob Unger.
Cheatum has been convicted of second-degree murder and other charges. His attorney has filed an appeal.
Samuel Butler, who was accused of arranging the drug deal, has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted distribution of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison.