1 suspect pleads guilty in Kelso clerk killing

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KELSO, Wash. (KOIN) — One of the three men facing charges in the killing of a convenience store clerk in Kelso pleaded guilty in Cowlitz County court.

Nenemeny Ekiek, 21, is accused of providing a gun and a bandana for the robbery, which took place on January 22 at Holt’s Quick Chek in Kelso. He pleaded guilty to charges of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, and possession of meth.

D’Anthony Leslie Williams, 19, is accused of shooting the clerk, 30-year-old Kayla Chapman, who was able to call 911 before succumbing to her injuries. Williams pleaded not guilty in February.

The third suspect, 23-year-old Erkinson Bossy, is expected to make his plea in court on May 2. He is accused of driving the getaway car, and was arrested after a chase on I-84 in February, where police reported shots fired between officers and the suspects in the truck. Bossy was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after the incident. He did not have gunshot wounds, according to authorities.

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