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Teen pleads guilty in January 2012 mall shooting

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Posted: Feb 7, 2013 7:36 AM
Updated: Feb 7, 2013 7:36 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: mall of louisiana, shooting, teen, guilty, plea, michael burrell, wbrz

BATON ROUGE - An 18-year-old from Baker has admitted his involvement in a January 2012 shooting outside the Mall of Louisiana that injured two teenage bystanders.

Michael L. Burrell pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of accessory after the fact to attempted first-degree murder and was sentenced to two years in prison followed by five years of probation. He was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

Burrell's 18-year-old co-defendant, Johnny Williams, of Baton Rouge, pleaded guilty last month to two counts of attempted first-degree murder and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Prosecutors told state District Judge Trudy White that Burrell supplied the gun that Williams used to shoot into a crowd outside the mall on Jan. 7, 2012, striking two high school students.

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