Tuesday, October 8, 2013
The third of four defendants has entered a guilty plea for his role in a Topeka woman's shooting death.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports 20-year-old Gabino Alcala pleaded guilty Tuesday to a reduced charge of intentional second-degree murder. A second charge of conspiracy to commit murder was dismissed.
He was originally charged with premeditated first-degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of 34-year-old Ashley Alcala at her Topeka home.
His sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 24, the same day his brother, Manuel Alcala, and mother, Manuela Alcala, are to be sentenced in the case. Manuel and Manuela Alcala on Monday also entered guilty pleas in Ashley Alcala's death.
A final defendant, Benjamin Anaya, has a pretrial hearing Nov. 14.