One of the suspects in a high profile murder case pleaded guilty on Monday.
Dimetri Ross was sentenced to 35 years in prison for his part in the shooting death of SaVannah Hancock last year. He pleaded guilty to Attempted Murder (Class B Felony); Facilitation to Murder (Class D Felony); Convicted Felon in Possession of a Handgun (Class C Felony); and Wanton Endangerment (Class D Felony).
In June 2019, Ross and Stanford Shelton allegedly went to a duplex on West Lee Street with the intent of murdering Jerrod Powell over a leadership dispute within the Mayfield faction of the Vice Lords Gang. Police believe Ross was driving when Stanford pulled out a gun and fired through the wrong door, striking unintended victim SaVannah Hancock in the neck. She later died of her injuries at a hospital in Evansville, Indiana.
Shelton is charged with Murder, Complicity to commit Murder, and Convicted Felon in Possession of a Handgun. His next court appearance is Sept. 21, 2020.