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Defendant in She's A Pistol shooting pleads guilty

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Posted at 5:59 PM, Dec 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-13 19:01:29-05

KANSAS CITY -- One of the defendants in a gun shop murder case pleaded guilty to multiple charges Wednesday. 

Nicquan Midgyett pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated robbery. He pleaded guilty to aggravated battery/great bodily harm charges on Nov. 17. 

Prosecutors accused Midgyett and three other men of killing a gun store owner in a botched robbery on January 9, 2015, at She’s A Pistol gun shop in Shawnee. 

According to court documents, surveillance video shows DeAnthony Wiley entering the business and approaching co-owner Becky Bieker. Becky Bieker appears to talk with him and show him a gun. 

Court documents say the video then shows three men enter the story. Police identified them as Hakeem Malik, Londro Patterson, and Midgyett. During the attempted robbery, Wiley and Patterson show handguns and point them at Becky Bieker. 

Police report seeing Becky Bieker raise her hands as Midgyett jumped over the counter, confronted her and appeared to hit her. She then fell behind the counter. 

Court documents say detectives saw Becky Bieker’s husband, Jon, come out of the back room and fire his weapon. The video reportedly shows Midgyett, Malik, and Patterson leaving the store. 

Court documents say Wiley stayed in the store and dropped to the ground near the front. On the video, Bieker reportedly came from behind the counter. Police believe that’s when he was shot in the leg because he falls to the floor and continues to fire his weapon. 

Police then saw Becky Bieker get up and grab the telephone while armed. She approached her husband while firing a gun at Wiley. 

According to court documents when police arrived they found Jon Bieker and Wiley inside the store with gunshot wounds. Jon Bieker died as a result of his injuries. Wiley underwent surgery and is paralyzed. 

In July 2017, Patterson was sentenced to life in prison, without the possibility of parole for 25 years, plus an additional 94 months. 

In August 2017, Malik was sentenced to life in prison. He’s eligible for parole after 25 years under a plea agreement. 

In November 2017, the court declared a mistrial in Wiley’s case. The defendant was ordered to appear at the next hearing, a scheduling conference, on Dec. 20. 

Sentencing for Midgyett is set for March 8.