Tayveon Bibb

Tayveon Bibb

One of the three men facing murder charges in the 2016 shooting death of Lexus Bell plead guilty this week as part of a plea agreement with new Commonwealth Attorney Neil Kerr.

Tayveon Bibb was charged with murder and first-degree burglary, but plead guilty to first-degree facilitation to commit robbery on Tuesday. As part of the agreement reached with Kerr, Bibb will serve the maximum five-year sentence on the charge and will also testify if called in the trial of the remaining two individuals charged in the case.

Bibb was indicted and subsequently arrested in May of 2018 in connection to the murder.

According to Bibb's indictment, he "traveled to Russellville with Reba Kirk, Demetrius Roberson and Deon Young where Mr. Roberson and Mr. Young entered the home of Alexus Bell and took guns, money and other property" that belonged to Bell.

Kirk was the first of the defendants to take a plea deal. She plead guilty and was sentenced in June of last year to conspiracy to commit murder and complicity to first-degree robbery as her part in the murder. She was given a 20-year sentence, but part of her agreement was that her sentence can be reduced if information she gives authorities leads to the successful conviction of others in the case.

Bibb has been lodged in the Logan County Detention Center since his arrest last May.

Roberson and Young are still facing murder and other charges in connection with the shooting. They have a hearing set in Logan Circuit Court later this month on Feb. 26.

Roberson is facing the death penalty because he is alleged to have been the shooter. Young, who is currently out on bail, is not facing the death penalty but is alleged to have been inside Bell’s apartment at the time of the killing.