Family decries plea offer for teen who aided deadly northeast Minneapolis carjacking

"It's an insult to my son," Jerry Markey said


August 1, 2023

Kim Hyatt, Star Tribune

Jerry Markey spoke out Monday against the plea deal offered for one of the suspects involved in his son's slaying four years ago.

The family of a Plymouth man killed during a 2019 attempted carjacking made clear its disagreement over the Hennepin County Attorney's Office seeking probation for the accomplice after the other gunman was sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison.

Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty informed the family of Steven Markey that prosecutors planned to request that Husayn Braveheart be spared a lengthy lockup for the killing of Markey, 39, who was shot in broad daylight in northeast Minneapolis. Braveheart was 15 at the time of the shooting and is now 20. His co-defendant Jered Ohsman, then 17, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 2020 and admitted to firing the fatal shot.

"It's an insult to my son, but that's not the point. My son is gone," said Steven's father, Jerry Markey.


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