Teens involved in one-day crime spree plead guilty to murder, other charges

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INDIANAPOLIS (June 19, 2014) – Two teenagers involved in a deadly crime spree that ended in a high-speed chase and crash pleaded guilty in the case and will spend time in prison.

Sirquain Burr and Gabriel Edwards each face at least 50 years for the February 2013 killing of John Yingling. The slaying was part of a one-day crime spree on Feb. 13, 2013, that included the shooting of a man who was walking his dog and the attempted robbery of a man in his south side driveway. It ended with a crash in Hendricks County.

Both were charged with several felonies including murder, attempted murder, robbery, attempted robbery and carrying a handgun without a license. Both were juveniles at the time of the crimes but were charged as adults.

Burr, 19, pleaded guilty to murder, aggravated battery and robbery. Edwards, 16, was Burr’s accomplice. He pleaded guilty to murder, attempted murder and robbery.

Both will be sentenced next month.