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Washington state man, 22, pleads guilty to killing roommate

February 27, 2018

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state 22-year-old has pleaded guilty to shooting and killing one of his roommates.

The Everett Herald reports that Derrick Elijah Crawford entered his plea on Friday. Prosecutors have agreed to recommend a low-end punishment at sentencing, scheduled for March 19. Crawford faces anywhere from 14 years to more than 22 years in prison for second-degree murder.

Authorities say he acknowledged fatally shooting 27-year-old Joshua Werner in January.

Crawford fled the Edmonds residence after the shooting and evaded capture for about 10 days. He was arrested at a home in Everett, where he was hiding in a closet.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com

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