Three teens have avoided spending life behind bars for the murder of an elderly carjacking victim in New Orleans last year.
NOLA.com reports the development came this morning as jury selection was set to start for the suspects' trial.
"Three of the four teenagers accused of participating in the carjacking and killing of 73-year-old Linda Frickey last year in Mid-City pleaded guilty to attempted manslaughter. In pleading guilty, Briniyah Baker, 17, Lenyra Theophile, 16, and Mar'Qel Curtis, 16, will be sentenced to 20 years," according to the report.
Frikey's arm was caught in a seatbelt and ripped off as the carjacking suspects fled with her vehicle. She died a short time later.
WWL TV reports the fourth suspect is still set to go to trial.
"John Honore still faces second-degree murder charges in the death of Frickey."
NOLA.com says, "Prosecutors have accused Honore of an outsized role in Frickey’s death: He punched and kicked Frickey as he threw her from the SUV, they claim, then slid behind the wheel to steal the vehicle as she was still ensnared in the seatbelt."