St. Louisan pleads guilty in Alton man's killing - KMOV.com

St. Louisan pleads guilty in Alton man's killing

EDWARDSVILLE - A St. Louis man pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree murder in exchange for a minimum 20-year sentence after a prosecutor acknowledged that he helped solve the case.

Johnny Evans, 38, pleaded guilty of felony murder in that an Alton man was killed during a home invasion that Evans helped plan and carry out.

Damon T. Beach, the man who shot the victim, Frank J. Smith, 54, has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to 31 years in prison, Assistant Madison County State's Attorney Jennifer Vucich said.

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