Brent Knapp was arrested in connection with the death of his roommate, Braden Wilson, in July 2010. Knapp was charged with murder, reckless homicide and criminal recklessness.
At the protest Monday, supporters created a display using dummies to show what happened that night. The display showed the path the bullet took, which resulted in Wilson’s death.
Court documents revealed Knapp told detectives he had been “drinking and snorting adderall pills” at the time of the shooting.
After two years, the trial was scheduled to begin. However, due to a plea agreement, the trial was changed to a change of plea hearing.
The defense said they wanted the plea agreement for some time, which would result in the murder charge being dropped in exchange for Knapp pleading guilty to the other charges against him. The defense argued it was never a murder case, stating there was not any evidence to indicate it was a murder.
In court Monday, Knapp plead guilty to reckless homicide and criminal recklessness while armed with a deadly weapon, both Class C felonies.
The judge has not accepted Knapp’s plea agreement at this time and it is currently under advisement. If the judge accepts the plea deal, Knapp could face 16 years in prison.
Knapp will be sentenced on May 14.