One man has pleaded guilty in the murder of an East End teenager five years ago, and a second will go on trial in June.

Prosecutors said Michael Mandrell Johnson, 20, of Marmet pleaded guilty to second-degree murder with the use of a firearm in the death of Leland Chace Miller, 17, near his Lewis Street home in 2007.

Miller was shot and killed just before he was to begin classes at West Virginia State University. Police were thwarted in their investigation because no one would talk about the incident.

Johnson and Marcus Dewayne Wesley, 25, of Renaissance Circle were indicted by a grand jury late last year. Both men were scheduled to go on trial this week for that murder.

Ed Rebrook, defense attorney for Wesley, requested a postponement of that trial in Kanawha Circuit Court Monday. Circuit Judge Charles King agreed and set the date for June 25.

(Charleston Daily Mail)