WILMINGTON, Del. (AP)- A Wilmington teenager has pleaded guilty in the shooting death of another youth after a social media dispute over a girl turned violent.
Eighteen-year-old Dashawn Dorsett pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder in the slaying of 17-year-old Larry J.A. Parks III last year.
Deputy Attorney General Mark Conner said that Parks and Dorsett had been in a days-long dispute on Twitter and in text messages over a girl.
Officials say on Jan. 21, 2012, Parks and Dorsett confronted one another on the street. Prosecutors say Parks swung at Dorsett, who pulled out a gun and shot Parks once in the chest.
Prosecutors agreed to seek no more than 20 years in prison for Dorsett at sentencing in September.