DA: Man, 20, pleads guilty to first-degree murder in 2013 shooting of Ronald Betts

08/06/2014 10:52 AM

08/08/2014 10:26 AM

A 20-year-old Wichita man has pleaded guilty to first-degree felony murder in the shooting death of Ronald Betts, the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday.

Dennis Haynes also pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder in the first degree, attempted aggravated robbery and attempted possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, the office said.

Betts, 34, of Wichita, died during a drug transaction in a house at 446 N. Emporia on April 18, 2013, the office said in an e-mailed news release.

Haynes faces sentencing on Sept. 18.

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