Final suspect pleads guilty in shooting death of Jordan Turner

04/01/2014 5:40 PM

08/08/2014 10:23 AM

A Wichita man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit first-degree murder for his role in the 2013 shooting death of former Wichita South High School football player Jordan Turner.

Eric Jackson, 22, will be sentenced May 7 by District Judge Joseph Bribiesca. He had been scheduled to stand trial this week for first-degree murder.

Jackson’s two co-defendants – Kristopher JaQuinton Wright, 21, and Ebony Nguyen, 22 – have been convicted of first-degree murder and are awaiting sentencing.

Prosecutors said Nguyen talked Wright into shooting Turner to death because Turner had purchased $360 worth of marijuana from her with counterfeit bills. Turner’s body was found in a field near Pawnee and 127th East on May 1, 2013, about a month after he was shot.

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