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Man pleads guilty in shooting, killing of 13-year-old Wilson County girl while she slept

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A guilty plea has been entered int he case of a 13-year-old girl who was shot and killed in her sleep.

Joseph Hendry, 23, pleaded guilty on Monday to second-degree murder. He's one of three suspects charged in the murder of Ciasia Patton, also known as C'asia Watkins, back in January 2015.

Police said Watkins was lying in bed at her grandmother's house when a bullet tore through the wall and struck her in the head. The bullet was one of close to 20 that ripped into the Sycamore Street home on that night.

The two other suspects are charged in the case.


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