Rodney D. MikeA guilty plea has been entered by the killer of an Alton man.  Investigators say 34-year-old Rodney Mike shot and killed JaMarco Anthony at Anthony's 24th birthday party on May 9, 2010.  JaMarco Anthony's brother Jerrod was also shot, and was in a coma for several days as a result.  Mike pleaded guilty on Friday to 2nd Degree Murder Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.  His trial was scheduled to begin on Monday.

He received a sentence of 20 years on the murder and 6 years on the battery to run consecutively.  He must serve at least 50% on the 20 year sentence and 85% on the 6 year sentence.  About a year and a half ago, Anthony's family filed a wrongful death civil suit against Mike.  The family is seeking in excess of $50,000 in the case, but the goal is to have the $100,000 available to the victim's children upon the conclusion of both the civil and criminal matters.  

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