21-year-old pleads guilty in murder case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 21-year-old Bridgeport man has pleaded guilty to a federal charge in a drug-related homicide that occurred two years ago.

Prosecutors say 21-year-old Trumaine Hearst, who also goes by the nickname “Man,” faces a maximum sentence for his role in the shooting of Dawayne Cobb, whose body was found in October 2012 in the driver’s seat of an idling car.

Prosecutors say Hearst and another man, 24-year-old Johnnie Jefferson, shot Cobb while robbing him of a jar containing 2 ounces of marijuana.

Jefferson pleaded guilty last week to the same federal charge of causing a death through the use of a firearm. The case was investigated by Bridgeport police and the FBI’s Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force.

Hearst is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 4.

 

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