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Kilwa Jones changes plea to guilty in Cardinal fan shooting case

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - A man charged with shooting and paralyzing a Cardinals fan last September has changed his plea to guilty.

Kilwa Jones is in federal court on charges in the shooting and robbery of Chris Sanna and his girlfriend last September.  Sanna was walking to his car after a Cardinals game when he was attacked. The shooting left him paralyzed.

After it appeared a plea agreement had been reached, Jones declined to admit guilt to taking cash and an electronic cigarette from the victim's pockets. He did admit to shooting Chris Sanna as he and his girlfriend went to their car parked near the Old Cathedral following a Cardinal baseball game.

Jones was originally charged in state court. Since the crime happened on the Archgrounds near the old Cathedral, Jones was also indicted on federal charges.

He is charged with seven felony counts, but under the plea, the federal government would drop two of the charges.

Sentencing will be on October 6th, 2016 for five felony counts.  He is expected to get 25-35 years in prison and face potential fines.

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