A Topeka teenager was sentenced Tuesday to 60 months in confinement in connection with the shooting death of Justice Mitchell.
Shayden Byrd, 17, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery and using a communication facility to distribute a controlled substance.
Byrd used social media to arrange the drug transaction that led to Mitchell’s death and conspiring with another person to steal the marijuana involved in the transaction, Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay said. Byrd didn’t go to the crime scene and didn’t possess a firearm.
Mitchell was fatally shot June 26 in the Church’s Chicken parking lot, 3001 S.W. 10th.
Ernest L. Williams IV and Lamero Dunstan were also charged in the shooting. They were indicted on Nov. 22.
Byrd was 16 years old at the time of the incident and charged as a juvenile. He was sentenced to 60 months plus six months of aftercare, Kagay said.