Archive for Monday, March 28, 2011

Topeka woman pleads no contest to conspiracy charges in connection with shooting on Redbud Lane

March 28, 2011


An 18-year-old Topeka woman Monday pleaded no contest to two counts of conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery for her role in an October shooting outside a Lawrence apartment complex.

District Judge Kay Huff convicted Rylie R. Musick of the two charges related to an Oct. 11 shooting of a Lawrence man in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane.

Prosecutors had accused Musick of riding in a van with the victim and another man as a decoy to lead other co-defendants to the victim’s residence to rob him.

Co-defendant Christopher Bush, 20, of Topeka, was convicted after a plea in January to shooting the man, who recovered from his injuries, during the robbery attempt and was sentenced to serve more than five years in prison.

Desmond Jackson has been sentenced to serve three years of probation for driving Bush to the apartment. Jackson pleaded no-contest to conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery. A fourth defendant, Ashley Halstead, 22, was also sentenced to serve three years on probation.

Defense attorney Michael Clarke told Huff that prosecutors would not oppose probation for Musick if she has no significant criminal history. Her sentencing is set for June 20.


Soapbox 7 years, 3 months ago

PROBATION for these types of crimes will teach the guilty NOTHING! Repeat offenders on the way........................

somebodynew 7 years, 3 months ago

Oh, but don't you remember her attorney's words?? They were going to take this to trial because she had no idea about what was going to happen.!!

Guess she wasn't really "asleep in the back seat" after all.

somedude20 7 years, 2 months ago

the rats will scurry when the ship they are on starts taking on water. Zootalore!

Maracas 7 years, 2 months ago

One of more of them will mess up their probation. Or, they'll do something stupid later and probation will be off the table. Either way, they're on the clock.

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