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Man pleads guilty, sentenced in Pop Smoke murder case


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A man charged in the killing of Pop Smoke pleaded guilty Thursday, the LA Times reports. 

The 20-year-old defendant, who was 17 at the time of the incident, pleaded guilty in juvenile court in Inglewood, California to voluntary manslaughter and home invasion robbery, admitting that in February 2020 he entered a Hollywood Hills mansion with the intention to rob the “Dior” rapper.

Judge J. Christopher Smith sentenced the man to four years and two months in a juvenile facility. The judge declined to apply the two years and eight months he already spent in jail towards the sentence. 

The defendant is the first to be sentenced for Pop Smoke’s death. Three others are charged — Corey Walker, who was 19 at the time of the homicide, as well as two juvenile defendants who were 15 and 17 at the time. A court order was issued preventing the media from identifying the juveniles. 

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