Pittsburg man pleads guilty in shooting death; jury to decide punishment

Pittsburg man pleads guilty in shooting death; jury to decide punishment
Devontay Hunter (Source: Upshur Co. Jail)

GILMER, TX (KLTV) - A Pittsburg man has pleaded guilty in the shooting death of another Pittsburg man.

Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd said Devontay Hunter, 20, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder Monday.

Hunter was scheduled for jury selection, but entered a plea. Byrd said Hunter wants a jury to determine his punishment and that is scheduled for April.

Hunter was one of four people charged in the murder of Kendrick Lemichel Jackson. Xavier Mumphrey pleaded guilty in January and accepted a 47-year prison sentence. Byrd said he was the lone shooter in the murder.

In a previous statement, Byrd said all four defendants went to Jackson's home to buy marijuana. After the shooting, they left the scene and went to Lone Star, where they divided the stolen marijuana.

Decorian Robbins is serving a 40-year prison sentence for the crime. Alize McFall's case is pending, Byrd said.

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