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Pair reach plea deal in Makia Coney murder case

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Updated: 7/29/2010 7:14 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A plea deal has been reached for the teenagers accused of shooting and killing Makia Coney, 17, last February.

Conner Pridgen and Charles Southern pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder in court this morning. They each face a 40 years to life sentence.

They will be sentenced in October.

Makia was reported missing after not returning to campus for the extended day program.

Coney’s body was found in a wooded area not far from campus.

Fellow classmates Charles Southern and Conner Pridgen first admitted to taking turns shooting her, but later pleaded innocent.

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JIMBO0234 - 7/30/2010 9:13 PM
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This beautiful young lady didn't get a deal from these two thugs,why should they anything less than life in prison with NO PAROLE!

88defender88 - 7/29/2010 9:57 PM
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Deal ??? What right did these two have to get off with anything less than life without parole. Our screwed up judicial system is the biggest factor there is to the contempt people like these two have for the law.

Mimi47 - 7/29/2010 5:55 PM
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They should DIE the same way they FORCED death on that girl!

JaxIsCrazy - 7/29/2010 5:29 PM
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It's just not fair that they get a "deal", so they get a second chance of life, but didn't think twice about shooting Makia. How sad! They'll be in their 50's by the time they get out, ofcourse unless someone takes them out. I hope they're in general population! Why keep protecting the evil people in this world? Makes no sense to me.
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