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Johnstown Man Enters Guilty Plea

A Johnstown man has pleaded guilty to charges of 3rd degree murder for his role in a botched robbery turned homicide case from January of last year.

Dionte Jones, 29, appeared in Cambria County court Wednesday where he entered the plea for his involvement in the shooting death of 28-year-old DaShawn Green on Jan. 18, 2021.

Police say Green and an accomplice, later identified as 19-year-old Noah Turous, allegedly attempted to rob Jones at his home along C Street.

Investigators say as the pair fled the scene, Jones reportedly grabbed a gun and shot Green.

Green’s body was found several days later, along Mulligan Hill Road in West Wheatfield Township, Indiana County, by a PennDOT worker.

Authorities say Jones was arrested in October of 2021, in North Carolina, and charged with shooting and killing Green.

Investigators say both Jones and his alleged girlfriend, 24-year-old Janayah Smith, are accused of dumping Green’s body in Indiana County.

According to Cambria County District Attorney Greg Neugebauer, Jones faces a sentence of 6 to 16 years in prison, followed by four years of probation.

He is scheduled to be sentenced in early October.

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