By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A man has pleaded guilty in the death of a 15-month-old baby who was shot and killed at a family picnic in the East Hills in 2013.READ MORE: Justice For ‘Baby Marcus’: Pittsburgh Police Arrest 22-Year Old Man In 2013 Murder Case
Gregory Parker pleaded guilty to third degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy and a firearms violation in connection with Marcus White Jr.’s death.READ MORE: ‘We Will Get Justice’: Attorney For Family Of Baby Marcus Calling For Pa. Attorney General To Take Over Case
White and his two aunts were shot when gunfire rang out at a crowded cookout in 2013. While his aunts survived, the boy didn’t. The case was active for years before Parker was charged last summer.
In exchange for Parker’s plea, the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office says it withdrew the remaining counts and agreed to a 10- to 20-year prison term.MORE NEWS: New Charges Filed In 2013 Shooting Of 1-Year-Old Marcus White Jr.
Twenty-nine-year-old Desaun Watson was also charged in White’s death. His next court date is set for next month.