Jury convicts former shootout victim of 2018 York City murder, robbery of Tyler Owens
A man wounded during a 2016 shootout behind a York-area motel has now been convicted of murder and related offenses for the 2018 robbery and shooting death of York City resident Tyler Owens.
Jurors took 75 minutes Wednesday to convict Myannh "Milo" Legette of first- and second-degree murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery, defense attorney Korey Leslie confirmed.
Leslie declined comment until after sentencing, which court records state is scheduled for Jan. 5.
Legette, 23, with former addresses in Lebanon and Philadelphia, faces automatic life sentences on the murder convictions. In Pennsylvania, there is no possibility of parole for adults convicted of first- or second-degree murder.
Jurors determined Legette fatally shot Owens, 24, of York City, on Oct. 7, 2018, in the 100 block of South Richland Avenue after a deal was set up for Legette and two other men to buy marijuana from Owens.
Co-defendant Zane Senft, 24, of Lebanon, pleaded guilty Monday to being in illegal possession of a firearm and hindering the apprehension of a suspect, court records state. Senft previously pleaded guilty twice in York County Court to the first-degree misdemeanor of carrying a firearm without a license, according to court records.
Senft thought he was just going to buy some marijuana, according to defense attorney Farley Holt.
Homicide charge dropped: Senft initially was charged with Owens' homicide, but that charge was dropped. Holt said security video from the area showed Senft was withdrawing cash from an ATM machine when Owens was shot.
Senft is also scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 5. Standard state sentencing guidelines call for a minimum sentence of three years in prison, according to Holt.
The third co-defendant, Rahmeire Bradshaw, 22, of Baltimore, had his homicide charge dropped more than nine months ago and remains charged with robbery and conspiracy, court records state.
Bradshaw is scheduled to plead guilty Monday, according to court records. His defense attorney, Mike Fenton, did not return a phone message seeking comment.
After the homicide, Senft borrowed a car and drove to Baltimore, where he and his co-defendants allegedly got rid of the gun, according to Holt.
Wounded in shootout: Legette was involved in a shootout behind the Econo Lodge on Arsenal Road in Manchester Township about 9 p.m. Aug. 20, 2016.
A group of men went there to meet Legette, from whom they planned to buy a gun, according to Northern York County Regional Police.
Gunfire erupted during the deal and Legette suffered gunshot wounds to his leg and back, officials said.
Officers found five bullet holes in the walls of the motel building, according to court documents. Bullet holes were visible in vehicles parked in the lot, and more appeared evident in the pavement around the scene.
In the days after the shooting, Legette remained in critical condition and had to undergo at least two surgeries at York Hospital, according to police.
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