Four plead guilty in botched drug deal that left Cary teen dead

— The last of four people charged with murder in a fatal hit-and-run that police said happened during a botched drug deal last June pleaded guilty to lesser charges Tuesday.

Katherine Burdick-Crow, 16, of Cary, was hit on Lawrence Road near Walnut Street on June 26 and died at WakeMed. Cary police said the Green Hope High School student had been robbed, and during a subsequent altercation, she fell from a 2003 Ford F-150 pickup as the thieves fled the scene.

Jourdan Chanquion Mack, 20, of Rambling Hill Drive in Morrisville, pleaded guilty Tuesday to common law robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery and was sentenced to 14 to 35 months in prison. He was given credit for the five-plus months he has already been in jail.

Beth Strange, 18, of Fallborough Court in Morrisville, and Joshua Odell Simmons, 17, of Autumn Day Drive in Morrisville, both pleaded guilty last Friday to common law robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. Each was placed on probation for two years.

Simmons was driving the pickup when Burdick-Crow fell, police said.

Abijah James Masse, 17, of Narrow Leaf Drive in Morrisville, also pleaded guilty last Friday. Details of his plea and sentence weren’t available Tuesday morning.

Authorities said Masse was a student at Green Hope High, and Mack graduated from there in 2013. Simmons was a student at Panther Creek High School, and Strange graduated from there in May.

,The last of four people charged with murder in a fatal hit-and-run that police said happened during a botched drug deal last June pleaded guilty to lesser charges Tuesday.

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