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Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to 2010 Murder

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    A Maryland man pleaded guilty Friday to charges stemming from the fatal shooting of a man in 2010.

    Tasheik Ashanti Champean, 46, of Suitland, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit armed robbery and use of a firearm in a crime of violence causing death.

    Court documents say Champean, along with Reynard Lazaro Prather and an unnamed suspect, planned to rob the home of a man who owned several check-cashing facilities.

    On May 17, 2010, the three men drove to Centreville, Va., where they planned to rob the owner at gunpoint, court documents say.

    While they waited for their target, they were spotted by the intended victim’s son, and an employee, Jose Cardona. An altercation followed, and Cardona was shot and killed.

    Prather pleaded guilty in February and was sentenced to 30 years in prison June 1.

    Champean could face life in prison. He'll be sentenced March 1.