A Lawrence woman has pleaded no contest in a drug-deal robbery in which a 17-year-old was shot and critically wounded.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that 19-year-old Ardyn Pannell, of Lawrence, entered the plea Wednesday to counts of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.
An attempted second-degree murder case is pending against Pannell’s former boyfriend, 19-year-old Michael Hormell, of Lawrence. The affidavit says Pannell and Hormell set up a January 2018 drug buy with the victim at a Lawrence park. But authorities say their plan was to rob him. Pannell is accused of pulling the trigger. The victim was flown to a hospital in critical condition with a chest wound but survived.
Pannell’s sentencing is scheduled for May 13.