WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A teenager charged in connection to the murder of a Chinese delivery driver last year has pleaded guilty for his role in the crime.
Manije Johnson-Martin pleaded guilty to robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree murder in the death of Zhen Bo Liu.
In June 2012 Liu was shot and killed while delivering food to a home on 13th Street. Now one of the young men connected with his death could face 14 years in prison.
Johnson-Martin was 16 when it happened. He was not the shooter, but according to the District Attorney’s office says he did provide the cell phone used to order the food.
Liu was a delivery driver for China King and was delivering $48 worth of food when he was killed.
Liu’s family spoke to WWAY last year just days after his death in an ONLY ON 3 interview.
“I try not to think at that moment what happened to him. I really can’t imagine somebody so cold blooded,” Liu’s daughter-in-law Wei Wei Leu said.
Johnson-Martin and five others were indicted for Liu’s death.
As part of his guilty plea he will have to testify against his co-defendants. Those cases are still pending.