Guilty plea entered in triple murder, Tuesday trial canceled

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — The man who was set to go to trail Tuesday will no longer face the jury after entering a guilty plea.

Fort Wayne’s NBC previously reported that three people were found shot dead inside a home in the 6100 block of Downingtown Drive around 10:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Nov. 22 of 2018. Two others were critically wounded in the shooting.

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23-year-old Kameron Joyner was arrested days after the shooting, on Nov. 27, during a traffic stop for his role in the incident.

Gerald E. Pinkston

A second man, Gerald Pinkston, was arrested in January and charged with three counts of murder and criminal recklessness in connection to the shooting. His jury trial is set to start December 3.

Joyner plead guilty to three counts of murder and two counts attempted murder on Thursday, which could result in him being sentenced up to 200 years in the plea is accepted.

He was set to begin his jury trial on August 13, but the trial was canceled following the plea deal. He is set to be sentenced on September 5.

Initially, Joyner was facing five preliminary counts of aggravated battery. But on Nov. 27, three counts of murder have been added to his charges. He was also facing two counts of attempted murder attempted intentional killing of another, and one count of criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon.

 

Jazlynn Bebout

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