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Man pleads guilty in fatal drive-by shooting in Robbins

Posted January 21, 2010 3:59 p.m. EST

— A 19-year-old Robbins man pleaded guilty Thursday to gunning down a former North Moore High School student last March in a drive-by shooting.

Michael Lee Stidham Jr. pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 189 to 236 months in prison.

Tomas Pedro Pascual, 18, was shot on March 31 near the intersection of Hemp Street and N.C. Highway 705 near R&R Auto Supply Inc., police said. The shooting stemmed from an earlier argument.

Bryant Andrew McKinney, 16, also was charged with murder in the case, while his 17-year-old brother, Trae Bradley McKinney, and his mother and stepfather, Tara Lynette Reynolds and Benjamin Allen Reynolds III, were charged as accessories after the fact of murder.