Montgomery County, KANSAS – According to the court documents, his name is Benjamin Mason and he pleaded no contest to first-degree murder for a 2019 shooting death of 19-year-old Kimberly Meeks.
The 20-year-old defendant pleaded guilty on Monday.
District Court. Judge Cullins accepted the plea to one count of first-degree murder.
The 20-year-old defendant will be sentenced on Feb. 15, 2022.
Prosecutors said the 19-year-old victim and a man had been walking when a person fired gunshots at them and drove away.
Meeks was shot and killed in Independence, prosecutors said.
This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.