LYNCHBURG, Va. — A Lynchburg murder suspect pleaded guilty in the shooting death of Theodore Poe last July.
Jeremiah Overman, 29, was scheduled to go to trial on a first degree murder charge in December. Instead, Overman entered a guilty plea Monday morning in a Lynchburg court.
Overman pleaded guilty to second degree murder and the use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney. The second degree murder charges carries a penalty of 5-40 years in prison. The firearm charge carries a sentence of three years.
Overman told prosecutors the shooting happened during a drug-deal on Lakewood Street, near Lynchburg College. According to prosecutors, Poe, 20, pulled a gun on Overman and tried to rob him. Investigators believe Overman took the gun from Poe and shot him as he was fleeing.
Overman will be sentenced in January.