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Two teens plead guilty in Young Greatness murder

The New Orleans rapper was gunned down in Oct. 2018.

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Two teens have accepted guilty pleas in the 2018 murder and robbery of New Orleans rapper Young Greatness. According to Nola.com, 19-year-old Donny Maxwell pleaded guilty to charges of “manslaughter, armed robbery, obstruction of justice, conspiring to commit armed robbery, and conspiring to obstruct justice” on Dec. 16.

Meanwhile, two months earlier, 17-year-old Lovance Wix, pleaded guilty to similar charges. However, he did not admit to killing the New Orleans rapper, only firing an illegal firearm at the scene.

There is a third accomplice, who according to reports, has yet to come to an agreement with authorities. Donald Reaux, 30, has pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree murder and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He has also pleaded not guilty to the charges Wix and Maxwell pled guilty to.

Wix and Maxwell are currently in jail awaiting their sentencing. The two men are facing 99 years in prison for the armed robbery and 40 years for the manslaughter charges. However, the site reports that because of their plea deal, it is unlikely that they will be handed severe sentences.

Reaux is facing mandatory life in prison, if he is convicted of murder.

It is unclear if Wix and Maxwell have agreed to testify against Reaux at his trial, which has been scheduled for Jan. 14, 2020.

Complex reports that Young Greatness was visiting his hometown for a funeral when he was shot and killed in a Waffle House parking lot. He was 34. Reaux, Wix and Maxwell were identified on the establishment’s surveillance footage. The police have described the incident as a “botched robbery,” and it is uncertain if the suspects knew the rapper before the incident occurred.

Young Greatness was best known for his 2015 hit “Moolah,” which was released by Atlanta’s Quality Control Records, according to Rolling Stone.

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