St. Louis man pleads guilty to killing former NFL player

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on October 9, 2012 at 3:52 PM

ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- A St. Louis man admitted that he fatally shot a man who had a brief career in professional football.

Jevone L. Little, 22, pleaded guilty Tuesday in the death of Brandon Joyce on Christmas Eve 2010. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, armed criminal action and attempting to sell a controlled substance.

Little said he shot Joyce during a drug deal that went bad. He will be sentenced Dec. 10.

Little is the third of four men charged in Joyce’s murder to enter a plea. The fourth man’s trial is scheduled Oct. 30.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Joyce’s family denies he was involved in a drug deal.

Joyce played briefly with the Minnesota Vikings in 2009 and also was on the St. Louis Rams’ off-season roster.
 

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