JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a man’s death nearly five years ago.
District Attorney Ernie Lee says Donovan Jackson pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and other charges on Monday in the death of Earl Watson Chentlin on March 6, 2013.
Prosecutors said Jackson and Joshua Edwards went to Chentlin’s home to rob him of drugs and money. They said Chentlin was chasing the suspects in his car after the robbery when Jackson and Edwards shot and killed him.
Jackson pleaded guilty in December to second-degree murder and other charges. Neither man was identified as suspects until almost two years later. Investigators found Jackson and Edwards were arrested less than 24 hours after the shooting in Sumter, South Carolina on drugs and weapons charges.