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Quincy teen pleads Guilty in 2019 shooting death

Quincy teen pleads Guilty in 2019 shooting death

1 month ago by Scott Hardy

Roger Parker Jr. will be sentenced August 13.

A Quincy teen, accused in a fatal 2019 shooting of a Quincy man, has changed his Not Guilty plea as part of a settlement with prosecutors. 

Roger Parker Jr. was in Adams County Circuit Court Wednesday, where he pleaded Guilty to one count of 2nd Degree Murder. In return, prosecutors dropped three counts of 1st Degree Murder. Late last month, Parker waived his right to a jury, before a trial which was set to start Monday. The 17-year old admitted his role in the death of 18-year old Darrell Kelley, Jr. of Quincy. Police say they were called just before 5 PM September 26th, 2019 to the 600 block of Sycamore on a report of shots fired. When officers arrived, they found Kelley lying in the street, with multiple gun-shot wounds. Kelley died later that night at Blessing Hospital.

Parker Jr. is in the Adams County Juvenile Detention Center, and will be sentenced August 13th. He could get from 4 to 20 years in prison.

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