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Guilty Pleas In Bus Stop Murder

One man pleaded guilty today, a second man is expected to plead guilty Thursday in a four year old murder case.

Racheon Brown and Antwon Nelson are both charged in the killing of Mark Hooten on a South Cumminsville street in 2009.

Nelson apologized during his plea Tuesday. Brown is expected to plead guilty Thursday.

This has become a high profile case since the victim's mother has used the tragedy to speak out against gun violence on the streets of Cincinnati.

Both Brown and Nelson are charged with the killing of Mark Hooten as he waited to catch a bus.  Prosecutors say Hooten was gunned down while waiting at a bus stop on Borden Street in South Cumminsville in July of 2009.

The 16 year old had just been dropped off by his mother and grandma to attend a job training program when he was shot.

In the years since Hooten's death his mother has organized vigil's and cookout's to bring attention to gun violence on the streets of Cincinnati. 

Prosecutors believe robbery was the motive in the shooting death of Mark Hooten.

 

 

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