FLORISSANT, MO (KMOX) – A Florissant man is scheduled to be sentenced today for a murder he committed while still a teenager.

James Wilson was scheduled to stand trial Monday but according to court records, he pleaded guilty Friday to four charges – including second-degree murder – stemming from the killing of 23-year-old Bryson Kelly.

Investigators say Wilson and Jamon Spurlock of Hazelwood killed Kelly in an apartment on Torchlamp Lane in Bel-Ridge in early January, 2011. Wilson was 19-year-old at the time and Spurlock 18.

Kelly had only been staying at the apartment with a friend for a couple of days. Police say the motive was robbery.

Wilson also pleaded guilty to two additional charges, including shooting from a vehicle a few days before the killing.

Spurlock pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery last October. He is scheduled to be sentenced Friday.


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