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Plea deal to murder in 2007 store owner's shooting

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) -

A man whose first murder trial ended with a deadlocked jury has pleaded no-contest to second-degree murder in the robbery-shooting of a Flint store owner seven years ago.

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton says that 29-year-old Harvey L. Johnson made the plea Tuesday in circuit court. Sentencing is scheduled May 5.

Leyton says that Johnson was one of two men who robbed Wajdi Badr on March 7, 2007. The prosecutor says that Badr was struggling with Markcus McGill when Johnson fired his gun several times, hitting both men.

The 29-year-old McGill survived and pleaded guilty in 2008 to second-degree murder.

Investigators identified Johnson and he was charged with first-degree murder in 2011. A jury deadlocked at his first trial Jan. 31, 2013.

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