Teen Pleads Guilty in Stray Bullet Case

1 decade 4 years 5 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
Eighteen-year-old Kevin Briggs had been scheduled for trial this week in Jackson County Circuit Court. Instead, he pleaded guilty on Wednesday to second-degree felony murder. The victim was 29-year-old Jeff Tilman, a mechanic and father of two. Tilman was sitting at a computer in his home on December Eleventh of last year when he was struck in the head by a 44-caliber bullet that came through a window. Tilman's wife and seven-year-old son were seated on a sofa nearby. Witnesses told police they saw Briggs lean out of a car and fire a handgun at a passing vehicle when the bullet strayed. Briggs faces ten years to life in prison. An 18-year-old man accused of driving the car is set for trial next month.

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