Citing a prosecutor's release, The Winston-Salem Journal reports 23-year-old Dakota Kape Whitt pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and other offenses in the May 2018 death of Samuel Bullard. He was sentenced to serve at least 12 years.
Bullard pursued a car driven by Whitt that failed to stop at a checkpoint. The 24-year-old trooper struck a bridge support on Interstate 77 and was found dead inside his burning patrol car.
Whitt had two passengers - 20-year-old Michaela Cheyenne Harrison, and 18-year-old Mona Lisa Victoria Mullins. They were accused of trying to hide the car, and each received prison sentences.
Prosecutors say all three cooperated.
Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, http://www.journalnow.com
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