Two women plead guilty to playing role in death

They are accused of luring victim to shooting scene

February 18, 2004|By Stephanie Hanes | Stephanie Hanes,SUN STAFF

Two women who police say helped lure 29-year-old Donnie A. Joy Jr. to his death last summer pleaded guilty in Baltimore County Circuit Court yesterday to robbery with a deadly and dangerous weapon - a far less serious count than the first-degree murder charge they would have faced in a trial.

As part of their plea agreements, Chantiece Renee Koromah, 19, of the 2600 block of Mura St. in Baltimore, and Nicole Marie Mongelli, 19, of Silver Run Valley Road in Westminster, said they would testify against the two men police say did the shooting.

Koromah and Mongelli will not be sentenced until after the trials of Reginald J. Manning, 23, and Larry Ervin Jackson, 20, both of Baltimore.

In court yesterday, Deputy State's Attorney Stephen Bailey said the two women called Joy the night he was killed and persuaded him to meet them in an Owings Mills parking lot.

Bailey said that after Joy, who lived in Baltimore, showed up at the lot near Reisterstown and Pleasant Hill roads, the four got in his car, and the men pulled out 9 mm handguns.

"As Donnie Joy turned to get out of the car, to escape, he was shot in the back," Bailey said.

One bullet struck Mongelli, as well. If the women live up to their end of the plea agreement, prosecutors will be not be able to ask for punishment of more than 20 years in prison, the maximum for robbery with a dangerous and deadly weapon.

Manning and Jackson are scheduled to go on trial in April and May, respectively.

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