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Charleston man enters guilty plea in murder case

Sunday, July 22, 2012

POPLAR BLUFF -- A Charleston man has entered a guilty plea to second degree murder for a fatal shooting in Charleston.

Devonte Marquez Johnson, 19, entered the guilty plea during a hearing at the Butler County Courthouse in Poplar Bluff, according to Mississippi County Prosecuting Attorney Darren Cann. Johnson is charged in the Aug. 13, 2011, death of Nicholas Munn.

On Aug. 13, 2011, officers with the Charleston Department of Public Safety were dispatched to the parking lot of 'Bros Kicking' in reference to shots being fired. Once officers arrived, they were directed across the street where they found Nicholas A. Munn of Arkansas. Munn was pronounced dead at the scene by Mississippi County Coroner Terry Parker.

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