2 enter guilty pleas in connection to fatal shooting of OU student
NORMAN, Okla. (KOKH) —
Two of four people charged with murder in connection to the death of a University of Oklahoma student have entered a guilty plea.
Cleveland County court records show that Armani Morgan, 20, and Cody Turbeville, 17, have pleaded guilty to first degree murder. Details of the pleas have not been released.
The two, along with 20-year-old Tyrek Turner and 18-year-old James Smith, were arrested following the fatal shooting of OU student Nathaniel Ewing. Ewing was shot April 23 in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 1852 E. Lindsey Street. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died.
Court records show the men formulated a plan to rob Ewing and steal his marijuana. On April 23, the men met Ewing and another individual in the parking lot of the apartment complex. Turner allegedly admitted taking a firearm to the scene that was provided by Morgan.
Turner then reportedly gave the gun to Smith. Court records state that the suspects admitted the robbery went "bad" and Turner ended up putting one of the victims in a headlock. Court records show Smith then brandished the weapon and fired it into the vehicle, striking Ewing. Turberville then allegedly drove the suspects from the scene.