Two men to be sentenced in killing of CVS security guard in Detroit

Third defendant still faces a jury trial on carjacking and other charges later this year


July 15--Two of the three men charged in the killing of a CVS security guard in Detroit earlier this year are to be sentenced this morning.

Jeremy Jackson and Jamare Rucker are to be sentenced on second-degree murder and other charges this morning in Wayne County Circuit Court. They were originally charged with first-degree murder but those charges were dismissed in exchange for guilty pleas last month.

They were charged in the slaying in February of 24-year-old Courtney Meeks, who was gunned down as he tried to stop a carjacking in a CVS parking lot on the city's west side. Meeks died in a hail of gunfire as the carjackers drove off.

A third defendant, Ronnie Anderson-Williams, faces a jury trial on carjacking and other charges in October.

Copyright 2014 - Detroit Free Press