Washington, Ind. man connected to murder case enters gulity plea

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WASHINGTON, Ind. (WTHI) – A Washington, Ind. man accused for his role in the shooting death of Devan Burris, 17, entered a lesser plea in Daviess County Superior Court Friday.

Lucas Benjamin, 19, pleaded guilty to dealing in methamphetamine and assisting a criminal, according to the Daviess County Clerk’s office. The teenager originally faced a charge of conspiracy to commit murder.

The charge stems from a December incident that led to the death of Devan Burris. Police believe Lucas Benjamin, alongside Logan Evans, 18,  had an altercation with Burris outside of a Washington Church.

Logan Evans, in February pleaded guilty to murder charges. According to court documents Evans wanted to buy methamphetamine from Burris.

One last suspect in the case, Heaven Berry, is still awaiting a court hearing.

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