Bridgeport man pleads guilty to murder charge

- FILE - Bridgeport police (WTNH)

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — Trumaine Hearst of Bridgeport has pleaded guilty to a federal murder charge.  The charge stems from his involvement in the October 2012 murder of Dawayne Cobb.

When pleading guilty Hearst admitted he and another person, Johnnie Jefferson did plan on robbing Cobb.  Instead, the two met the victim back on October 10, murdered him and then robbed him of two ounces of marijuana.


Police found Cobb in the driver seat of a car a short time later, dead with gunshot wounds in his shoulder and abdomen.

If convicted, Hearst faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.  The other person involved, 24-year-old Johnnie Jefferson also pleaded guilty to the same charge last week and is also awaiting sentencing.



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