Teen pleads guilty in shooting of Delaware youth

July 9, 2013 2:34:11 PM PDT
A Wilmington teenager has pleaded guilty in the shooting death of another youth after a social media dispute over a girl turned violent.

Eighteen-year-old Dashawn Dorsett pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder in the slaying of 17-year-old Larry J.A. Parks III last year.

Deputy Attorney General Mark Conner tells The News Journal of Wilmington (http://delonline.us/15uA0zG) that Parks and Dorsett had been in a days-long dispute on Twitter and in text messages over a girl.

Officials say on Jan. 21, 2012, Parks and Dorsett confronted one another on the street. Prosecutors say Parks swung at Dorsett, who pulled out a gun and shot Parks once in the chest.

Prosecutors agreed to seek no more than 20 years in prison for Dorsett at sentencing in September.