Teen Girl Pleads Guilty to Fatal Carjacking

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa Bay area teenage girl has pleaded guilty for her part in a fatal carjacking.

As part of a deal with Hernando County prosecutors, 16-year-old Sabrina Dicus pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder, attempted murder, carjacking and robbery. In exchange for her likely testimony against two co-defendants, Dicus’ maximum sentence has been capped at 30 years, rather than life.

Authorities say 18-year-old Enrique Acevedo and then-18-year-old Skyler Collins were driving along a rural highway in June 2010 when they picked up Dicus — along with her mother, 39-year-old Sherrie Dicus, and her former boyfriend, 20-year-old Steven Wesolek.

Authorities say the three new passengers attacked Acevedo and Collins, fatally wounding Acevedo.

Sherrie Dicus and Wesolek are awaiting trial. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Wesolek.

Source: Associated Press