By Brian Lazenby
Lamar Jones, 22, and Ternae Hatten, 19, each pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in an Oct. 24, 2004, shooting that wounded Terrence Britt, 8.
Each man faces between three years and six years in prison after entering a guilty plea today. Each had been charged with attempted first-degree murder, reckless endangerment and aggravated assault in the shooting, but the attempted murder and reckless endangerment charges were dismissed.
Defense lawyer Yolanda Mitchell, who represented Mr. Jones, said it isn’t clear why the prosecution decided not to prosecute on the attempted murder and reckless endangerment charges.
Assistant District Attorney Boyd Mitchell could not be reached Tuesday for comment.
Criminal Court Judge Rebecca Stern scheduled a sentencing hearing for July 24.
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