Getaway Driver Pleads Guilty in Killing of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee

(UPI) An Illinois man suspected of driving a getaway car in the shooting death of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee in 2015 has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, prosecutors said.

Kevin Edwards entered the plea Tuesday in exchange for 25 years in prison.

Edwards admitted he drove the alleged gunman in the shooting — Dwight Boone-Doty — to a park and waited with another suspect — Corey Morgan — while Boone-Doty lured Tyshawn into an alley and shot him in the head in November 2015.

Edwards said he and Morgan then drove Boone-Doty away from the scene.

Cook County prosecutors said the three men targeted Tyshawn because the boy’s father was a member of a rival gang accused of killing Morgan’s brother.

Boone-Doty and Morgan have been jailed since November 2015. Jury selection for their trials is expected to take place next week.

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