DETROIT – A young man has pleaded guilty in the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old French street artist during a robbery outside an abandoned Detroit housing project.
The Wayne County prosecutor's office says 18-year-old Jasin Curtis entered the plea Thursday in Wayne County Circuit Court to second-degree murder. A sentencing agreement calls for him to serve 25 to 40 years in prison with two additional years for the use of a firearm during a felony.
Sentencing is scheduled June 12.
Twenty-three-year-old Bilal Berreni of Paris was found dead in July 2013. He had no identification, and it took seven months before police identified him through fingerprints.
Two other young men, Drequone Rich and Dionte Travis, are charged with first-degree murder in the case. They're scheduled for trial in September.