• Shooting case ends in plea deal
    February 15,2013
     

    SOUTH BURLINGTON — One of the three suspects arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in a Vermont parking lot last year has pleaded guilty to a charge of assault and robbery resulting in injury.

    Twenty-two-year-old Jacob Beane of Winooski entered a deal with prosecutors earlier this month. He admitted to fighting 35-year-old Abdul Clay of Winooski the morning of April 23. That happened moments before Clay was shot dead in a South Burlington parking lot.

    Prosecutors allege Beane and 38-year-old Robert Dougherty of Winooski planned to rob Clay of crack cocaine. They allege Dougherty shot Clay, who later died. Dougherty has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.

    The Burlington Free Press reported that Beane has sought a plea deal since October. Prosecutors dropped an unrelated theft charge.

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