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WASIKE BEATING: Teen Changes Plea To Guilty


A teenager accused in a brutal Des Moines carjacking has changed his plea to guilty.

Court records show 16-year-old Leshaun Murray had a plea hearing earlier this week. His trial was scheduled to begin Monday.

Investigators say Murray along with two other teens severely beat Mike Wasike in a carjacking last year. He suffered a fractured skull and brain damage and has been in therapy ever since.

Murray is charged with two counts of first degree robbery. He will be sentenced in June.

Terrence Cheeks, 17, will stand trial later this month. Kenneth Barry, 17, is scheduled to go to court in May.


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