Woman pleads guilty in fatal carjacking case of former UNI football player

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ST. LOUIS, Missouri (KWWL) – A woman has pleaded guilty to her part in armed carjackings, which led to the death of former UNI football player, Jaz Granderson, in October 2017.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 25-year-old Jherrica Dixon pleaded guilty to eight felonies in U.S. District Court in St. Louis Wednesday, including five counts of carjacking and other firearms charges.  Authorities say Dixon and two others, Floyd Barber and Kurt Wallace, lured Granderson and others to different areas in St. Louis to carjack them.  Granderson was one of ones to be shot in the armed attempt.  He was the only fatality.

Barber and Wallace also face numerous charges in the case.  They have both pleaded not guilty.  The three were arrested just a month after Granderson’s murder.

Granderson was a coach at De Smet Jesuit High School in St. Louis.  He played at UNI from 2009 to 2011.  Learn more about him through a foundation in his name: https://jazgranderson.com/

Dixon will be sentenced on August 21, according to court documents.

Abby Turpin

Abby Turpin

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