Man pleads guilty to reckless homicide in the killing of an Overland Park teen


A 26-year-old man has pleaded guilty to second-degree reckless homicide in the death of an Overland Park teen who was shot to death in his apartment nearly five years ago, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Alan Michael Hicks, of Olathe, was also charged with aggravated robbery and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery in the shooting death of the 17-year-old. Ben WorkmanAccording to the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office.

On January 23, 2019, Workman was found dead in his new apartment in the 8000 block of Farley Street. Authorities concluded that he was killed during an armed robbery carried out by Hicks and two others. Raymond Cherry, 28, Joria Sue Jones, 21.

Sherri appeared in court and was convicted by a Johnson County jury last February of six crimes, including first-degree murder. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison for first-degree murder, followed by another six years for aggravated robbery.

Jones pleaded guilty in September to second-degree reckless homicide and aggravated robbery. She is scheduled to be sentenced in December.

Hicks is scheduled to be sentenced on December 5.

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