Man Pleads Guilty in Marijuana Robbery Turned Fatal

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A Bridgeport man has pleaded guilty to a role in the October 2012 killing of a 21-year-old during a marijuana robbery, according to federal prosecutors.

Prosecutors said Johnnie Jefferson, also known as "Jeezy" Jefferson, pleaded guilty in federal court in Hartford on Monday to one count of causing death through use of a firearm. The charge could carry a life sentence.

The victim, 21-year-old Dawayne Cobb, of Bridgeport, was found fatally shot in the driver's seat of an idling car on Sunshine Circle in Bridgeport on Oct. 10, prosecutors said.

They said Jefferson acknowledged that he and another person arranged to meet Cobb, planning to rob him.

Prosecutors said the pair killed Cobb and stole about 2 ounces of marijuana, which they took to a Bridgeport residence and distributed among themselves and others.

Jefferson is scheduled for sentencing in January.

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