Man pleads guilty in shooting of 12-year-old girl

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Nashville man has pleaded guilty for his role in the death of a 12-year-old girl who was shot during a home invasion and will serve a 20-year sentence.

The Davidson County district attorney general's office said in a news release that Ronald Roseman pleaded guilty on Monday to second-degree murder in the death of Mikia Woodland in July 2009.

Roseman was 17 years old at the time of the shooting. Police said five men kicked in the door of Woodland's home.

Authorities said Mikia's grandmother went to investigate and was ordered back into a room. As the grandmother called police, Mikia came out to see what was happening and was fatally shot.

The four other men still have pending charges, but no trial dates have been set.


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