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Two students plead guilty in Wakefield High assault

Posted December 8, 2008 2:11 p.m. EST
Updated December 8, 2008 3:59 p.m. EST

— Two of the three young men charged with beating a fellow Wakefield High student in September have pleaded guilty.

Micah Hakeem Conley, 16, Stephen Shawn Wilson-Chism, 16, and Tyree Lee, 17, injured DJ Merwitz, 15, so badly in a fight on Sept. 22 that he required reconstructive surgery on his face, his parents said.

Conley pleaded guilty to felony assault, inflicting serious bodily injury. He was credited for time served and will serve six more months in jail followed by 36 months on probation. Under the terms of the plea, he must pay a $500 fine, $626.50 in court costs and restitution of $2,000.

Wilson-Chism pleaded to felony accessory after the fact. He was sentenced to 36 months on probation.

Both men are prohibited from contact with Merwitz or his family and are banned from Wake County school property.

The third suspect, Lee, has not yet had a court date.