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Woman Pleads Guilty to Murder Count in Wichita Home Invasion

staff - April 30, 2016 6:05 am

A Shawnee County judge declared a mistrial on a murder charge against a Topeka man involved in fatal road-rage confrontation.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – A 23-year-old Kansas woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree reckless murder and other charges in the death of a 66-year-old woman in a September home invasion.

The Wichita Eagle reports the state plans to ask a judge to sentence Brittany McDay to 21 years and 5 months for her role in killing Jacquelyn Harvey in Harvey’s home.

Prosecutors say McDay and 22-year-old Jacob Strouse went to the neighborhood to collect a debt but kicked in the door to the wrong house and shot Harvey before realizing their mistake.

Prosecutors dropped other counts against McDay in exchange for Friday’s guilty plea to the murder charge, aggravated burglary and attempted criminal use of a financial card.

Strouse is scheduled for trial in August on first-degree murder and other felony charges.