INDEPENDENCE (KSNT) – A man has pled no contest to the first-degree murder charge for a 2019 shooting death in southeast Kansas.

According to a recent release from Attorney General Derek Schmidt, Benjamin Job Mason II, 20, of Coffeyville, entered a no contest plea Monday afternoon in Montgomery County District Court. Judge F. William Cullins accepted the plea to one count of first-degree murder and set a sentencing appointment for 1 p.m., Feb. 15, 2022.

Mason was convicted for his role in the 2019 shooting death of Kimberly Meeks in Independence.