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Man Pleads Guilty In Shooting Death Of Baby Killed At Family Picnic

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - A man has pleaded guilty in the death of a 15-month-old baby who was shot and killed at a family picnic in the East Hills in 2013.

Gregory Parker pleaded guilty to third degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy and a firearms violation in connection with Marcus White Jr.'s death.

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White and his two aunts were shot when gunfire rang out at a crowded cookout in 2013. While his aunts survived, the boy didn't. The case was active for years before Parker was charged last summer.

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In exchange for Parker's plea, the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office says it withdrew the remaining counts and agreed to a 10- to 20-year prison term.

Twenty-nine-year-old Desaun Watson was also charged in White's death. His next court date is set for next month.

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