Teenager pleads guilty to slaying Barksdale airman in 2018

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BENTON, La. (AP) — A 19-year-old has pleaded guilty to shooting a Louisiana airman to death during a botched car burglary more than two years ago.

Jareona Crosby entered the plea to second-degree murder Tuesday in Bossier District Court in the slaying of Joshua Kidd, a 30-year-old technical sergeant at Barksdale Air Force Base, news outlets reported.

TSgt. Joshua Kidd was fatally shot outside his Bossier City home on September 25, 2018.

Crosby was 17 at the time of the September 2018 shooting. She and Alonzo Wilson, a co-defendant who was 15 at the time, were accused of entering Kidd’s garage and getting into a car, according to authorities. Kidd confronted the two and chased them as they ran from his home, prosecutors said.

Crosby, who was armed, turned and fatally shot him during the pursuit, Assistant District Attorney Andrew Jacobs said.

Wilson pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 2019 and was sentenced as an adult to 50 years without the possibility of parole.

Crosby was expected to be sentenced to life in prison on Dec. 15.

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