MEXICO, Mo. (KMIZ)
Two teenagers pleaded guilty Tuesday to manslaughter in a deadly February 2019 shooting in Mexico.
Demetric and Trebion Dorsey, both 16, entered the pleas in Adair County, where the cases were being heard on a change of venue. They were originally charged with second-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.
Demetric Dorsey pleaded guilty to first-degree involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action. Trebion Dorsey pleaded guilty to first-degree involuntary manslaughter.
Sentencing is set for Oct. 6.
The two were accused of fighting Tajuan Williams at a birthday party in Mexico before one of them shot him.
Dekhise Dorsey, who is charged with second-degree murder and other charges in Williams' killing, told police that the shooting was an accident, Mexico police said after his arrest. His case is being heard in Warren County.
Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney Jacob Shellabarger said the Dorseys are relatives.
Sentencing for Demetric and Trebion Dorsey is set for Oct. 6.
Dekhise Dorsey's next court date is Aug. 26.