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In plea deal met with anger, no additional prison time for fatal Minneapolis carjacking

After rejecting a similar offer in October, a Hennepin County judge accepted a plea deal Thursday that will allow a co-defendant in a deadly northeast Minneapolis carjacking to elude prison time - a decision met by disbelief and outrage by the murdered man's family.

Steven Markey, a 39-year-old paralegal from Plymouth, was gunned down by two teens in June 2019. One of the teens was sentenced to 21 years in prison. Meanwhile, Husayn Braveheart's case has been painfully pending for Markey's family.

The case came to an abrupt conclusion Thursday. Initially scheduled as a routine hearing, it quickly shifted to a plea, then straight to sentencing. Prosecutors amended charges from aiding second-degree murder to first-degree attempted assault. Braveheart pleaded guilty to assault. His negotiated sentence of 4 years is complete with time served.


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