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Guilty plea in attempted murder of Shawnee man

Updated: 2014-01-11T02:30:37Z

One of four people charged with severely beating a Shawnee man last summer pleaded guilty Friday to attempted first-degree murder.

In exchange for the guilty plea, Johnson County prosecutors dismissed a charge of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder against 25-year-old Whitney Hersh of Kansas City.

Her sentencing is scheduled for March 10.

The 69-year-old victim was attacked last June in his home in the 5400 block of Flint Street. According to court documents, he was repeatedly struck on the head with a blunt object.

His wife, Denise Davey; stepdaughter, Nicole Rose Carter; and a Kansas City man, Adam Ryan Hersh, also are charged with conspiracy and attempted first-degree murder.

A jury trial for Davey, 51, is scheduled to begin Monday in Johnson County District Court.

| Tony Rizzo, trizzo@kcstar.com

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