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Macon – A Macon woman pleaded guilty to aggravated assault Monday morning in the January 2017, shooting of a teenage boy on Bloomfield Drive.

A jury trial had been set to begin Monday for Elisabeth Faye Cannon, 48. Her sentencing is scheduled for April 4. She could face up to 20 years in prison.

If the case had gone to trial, prosecutors John Regan and Ben Conkling would have presented evidence that Bibb County deputies were called at about 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 16, 2017, and found 16-year-old Vernon Marcus Jr. on the sidewalk in the 4000 block of Bloomfield Drive. Marcus had been shot in the back of the head with a .38-caliber revolver and Cannon fired the shot.

Cannon was taken into custody after her guilty plea.

Speaking after the plea hearing, Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney David Cooke said, “With today’s guilty plea we are one step closer to getting justice for Vernon, his family and the community. We look forward to the sentencing on April 4.”

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