SPOKANE, Wash. -- Avondre Graham appeared in court early Tuesday to accept a plea deal in Spokane.
Graham, 18, wanted to plead guilty to 2nd Degree Robbery. However, a judge said she was not aware charges against Graham were amended down to 2nd Degree Robbery. Another hearing was scheduled for mid-December.
Tuesday’s court date stemmed from an attack in 2012 where authorities said he assaulted a woman in Spokane with a mallet then tried to rob her. He attempted to run from police by jumping in to the Spokane River but officers quickly apprehended him.
Graham already pleaded guilty to a Second Degree Murder in October for the stabbing death of Sharlotte McGill. McGill was stabbed in broad daylight while walking her dog on Tuffy's Trail along the Spokane River in 2012. According to court documents, Graham admitted to investigators he hit McGill with a large rock and stabbed her to death. A judge sentenced him to ten years in prison for the murder.