Isaiah Cole, 20, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and a drug charge. Chicago police arrested Cole last September after he fatally shot A’Meyah T. Brewton, 21.
Clifford Ward reports for the Chicago Tribune saying the two were posing for a selfie with the handgun when Cole accidentally fired the weapon.
The shot struck Brewton in the arm and rib cage. Assistant State’s Attorney Robert Money said Cole was under the influence of marijuana when he fired the fatal shot.
Ward reports Cole “removed the pistol’s magazine and a chambered bullet, but had then inadvertently reloaded the gun.”
Cole was found hysterical by Chicago police while Brewton was upstairs in the bathroom of the Creekside Circle home.
After a search of the home, authorities found a safe with approximately 5.6 grams of methamphetamine along with a scale, money and plastic bags.
A September article from the Chicago Tribune states Cole, 19 at the time, was held on a $750,000 bond.
Since, Cole is given credit for 274 days of time served. His plea states he will also serve a three-year probation term for the drug charge.
After Cole’s release, he is ordered to report to the probation department within 48 hours.