|Updated: 11/09/2010 9:26 am
||Published: 11/08/2010 7:24 pm
Three of the four men charged in connection with killing two UCA students on campus more than two years ago cut a plea deal Monday.
In October 2008, someone shot and killed two UCA students outside of Arkansas Hall on campus. Within 48 hours, police arrested four suspects and charged them in the murders of Ryan Henderson, 18, and Chavares Block, 19.
The gunman shot a third man in the leg. He survived.
Prosecutors believe Kelsey Perry shot both men.
Monday, Brandon Wade, Mario Toney and Kawin Brockman entered plea deals, pleading no contest to three counts of terroristic acts.
The three men now have to testify against Perry next month at his trial, but the dismissed charges would be re-filed against the men if they don't tell the truth.
All four men originally faced capital murder charges, but now, Wade, Toney and Brockman do not. The other charges dismissed Monday include- attempted capital murder, possession of a firearm, unlawful discharge of a weapon and possession of a handgun on school property.
Prosecutors say Wade drove the getaway car, and the judge sentenced him to 26 years in prison. Toney and Bbrockman each got 18 years.
UCA's spokesperson says the university has no comment.
FOX16 called Faulkner County Prosecutor Marcus Vaden's cell phone and office and left messages. He did not call us back.
Talk of the plea deal started in June when all four suspects would have been tried together, but attorneys were still figuring out its terms.
Perry's trial then moved to October, and was finally pushed to December 6 after he underwent a second mental evaluation.