Man charged in shooting of 2 Kansas bothers enters plea

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — One of two Topeka men accused in a 2019 double shooting in a Lawrence park that injured two brothers will get prison time after pleading no contest last month to attempted first-degree murder.

Sahavione Caraway, 19, also pleaded no contest to aggravated robbery on Sept. 13, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors dropped additional counts of each charge.

The minimum sentence for the attempted murder charge is about 12 years in prison. Caraway is set to be sentenced next Wednesday.

Prosecutors have said Caraway and another man, 19-year-old Benson Edwards Jr., were 17 when they shot two brothers, ages 18 and 16, in Holcom Park on March 19, 2019, and stole vaping cartridges and an iPhone from the victims. The brothers were seriously injured in the shooting, but have since recovered.

Edwards has pleaded not guilty and will face trial in January on two counts each of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated robbery.