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23-year-old man pleads guilty to second-degree murder in 2021 robbery

Iowa City, IOWA – According to the court documents, the 23-year-old defendant pleaded guilty in Friday.

His name is Sammy Hamed and he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Prosecutors said the 23-year-old defendant was initially charged with first-degree murder in the Feb. 12, 2021 death of Quincy Russom.

The defendant reportedly shot the 19-year-old victim during a robbery.

Prosecutors said the defendant was one of several individuals inside the apartment when the 19-year-old victim was shot.

Hamed will be sentenced on May 6, court records say.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available. 

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