Guilty plea in robbery and murder of college student

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Bridgeport man has pleaded guilty to participating in the robbery and killing of a college student in Bridgeport two years ago.

The Connecticut Post reports that Johnnie Jefferson, also known as “Jeezy” Jefferson, faces up to life in prison after pleading guilty Monday in federal court to causing a death with a firearm. He is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 27.

Dawayne Cobb was killed on Oct. 10, 2012. The 24-year-old Cobb was found in an idling car with gunshot wounds in his shoulder and abdomen.

Federal officials say the 24-year-old Jefferson admitted he and Tremaine Hearst, also of Bridgeport, planned to rob Cobb of marijuana. Authorities say Jefferson and Hearst, who is awaiting trial, fatally shot Cobb and stole a jar containing about 2 ounces of marijuana.

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