Retavian Jefferson takes plea deal for Akeem Smith murder

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - 19-year-old Retavian Jefferson is now charged with second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Akeem Smith last year.

Jefferson was facing first-degree murder charges along with Javontavious Benford and Martaivis Harmon.

Last week, Harmon was sentenced to 13 years for second-degree murder. Benford will be in court at the end of this month.

Jefferson will receive credit for time served and faces four to twenty years in jail. He will be sentenced January 3.