Devin Seaberry pleads guilty to charge in Young murder
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Devin Seaberry, one of five charged in connection with the death of Evon Young, pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree reckless homicide in court on Tuesday, July 2nd. Seaberry will be sentenced on October 17th.
18-year-old Ashanti Mcalister, 37-year-old Ron Allen, 26-year-old Billy Griffin and 27-year-old Victor Stewart were also charged in connection with Young’s death.
Mcalister was found guilty Thursday, June 27th of first-degree intentional homicide and a mistrial was declared for Billy Griffin.
Evon Young was reported missing on January 2nd by his mother.
According to the criminal complaint in the case, the five defendants were at Young’s home when his roommate (Griffin) accused Young of stealing. Investigators say the defendants took Young to the basement, put a bag over his head, beat him with tools and took turns strangling him with a chain before ending his life with three gunshots.
The five are accused of wrapping Young’s body in a bed sheet. Then, Allen is accused of leaving the house and returning with duct tape and bleach, and a change of clothes for himself and Allen. Allen is accused of duct taping Young’s feet and hands.
The men are accused of tossing Young’s body in a dumpster after killing him. Search crews conducted an unsuccessful search through a landfill in Menomonee Falls following the murder.
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