The second of three Alexandria youths accused in a beauty parlor robbery that resulted in the fatal shooting of a woman customer last March pleaded guilty to first degree murder yesterday in Alexandria Circuit Court.
Roger Wayne Redfear, 16, a 10th-grader at George Washington High School, also pleaded guilty to charges of robbery and use of a firearm during the holdup.
Redfear will be sentenced on Aug. 15, along with James A. Fields, Jr., 16 who pleaded guilty to the same three charges Thursday.
Commonwealth's Attorney William Cowhig said the prosecution plans to drop four other charges related to the robbery in exchange for yesterday's guilty plea by Redfear.
The penalty for first degree murder is 20 years to life. The robbery charge could bring five years and the firearm charge one year.
The third teenager, Odell Watkins, 15, is to appear in court on July 28.
Redfear, of 406 Pendleton St., told Judge Wiley R. Wright yesterday that the .22 caliber automatic weapon used in the hold-up belonged to Redfear's mother. Both Redfear and Fields have testified that they did not pull the trigger. Fairfax County elementary school teacher Muriel F. Hodan, 38, a customer in the shop at 1110 S. Washington St., was shot in the face and died during the robbery.
Redfear, whose parents separated in 1963, is the second youngest of seven children and has seen his father once in the last 10 years, according to court records. His probation officer described him in court papers as a "follower" and "immature."