Two Delaware cousins pleaded guilty Tuesday to their roles in the 2015 robbery and killing of a man in Lancaster Township.
Rashan A. Ross, 28, and Kareem D. Ross, 25, both were charged in connection to the September 2015 shooting of 19-year-old Jared Weaver.
Weaver was killed at Advanced Auto Parts, 1003 East King Street, during a transaction over $90 worth of “lean,” a cough syrup-based concoction.
On Tuesday, Rashan Ross pleaded guilty to 3rd-degree murder, robbery, theft and conspiracy in exchange for a 15-to-30-year prison sentence.
Kareem Ross pleaded guilty to robbery, conspiracy and theft in exchange for a 5¼ -to-11-year prison term.
First Assistant District Attorney Christopher P. Larsen explained in court that Rashan Ross was determined to have brought a gun and fired at Weaver that night.
Lancaster County Judge Howard Knisely accepted the plea terms and ordered sentence.
“Unfortunately in this day and age, when it comes to drug deals, somebody’s got a gun,” Judge Knisely said while ordering sentence.
Surveillance video of the homicide scene showed two males confronting Weaver before Weaver falls to the ground.
Larsen said Manheim Township police also used cellphone evidence to show contact between the Rosses and Weaver, and that they were at the Advanced Auto Parts location at the time of the shooting.
Third-degree murder is defined as a killing with malice, but without premeditation.
Manheim Township police filed charges.
(In photo: Rashan Ross, left, and Kareem Ross.)
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