Teenager Pleads Guilty To Murder

Lamarr MayfieldCOLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A 16-year-old Columbia boy who was scheduled to go on trial this week for the shooting death of another teenager instead pleaded guilty to two charges.

Lamarr T. Mayfield pleaded guilty Monday in Boone County Circuit Court in the April 2012 murder of 17-year-old Bryan Rankin Jr.

Police say Rankin and another teen argued before the shooting.


Rankin and his brother were trying to leave when someone shattered a window in their car and then shot Rankin.

Mayfield, who was 15 at the time of the shooting, was charged as an adult.

After pleading guilty, Rankin was sentenced to 17 years each for second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

  • 2nd-A

    What? What if this story was given as much attention as Zimmerman. You don’t hear Sharpton talking about this or Alonzo Weston writing about this. And what about the two teens who shot that baby in the face in its stroller and then shot the mom. Put the Shoe on the other foot and open your eyes!

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