Man pleads guilty to 2016 Sylvester murder

Javiel Toomer entered the plea for felony murder, aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit armed robbery on Thursday. / Photo: MGN Online

A man arrested for the 2016 murder of Dontavious Rutland in Sylvester has pled guilty to his charges.

Javiel Toomer entered the plea for felony murder, aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit armed robbery on Thursday.

Toomer was then sentenced to life with the possibility of parole.

Two codefendents in the case, Eric Brown Jr. and Nelson Hamilton II, still have pending trials.

Police say that Rutland was killed just after 11 p.m. November 30, 2016 after the three men tried to break into his Covey Street home.

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