Plea deal reached in deadly convenience store robbery

Loaf 'N Jug slaying suspects Carlos Quevedo, left, and Cody Grady. Courtesy KOTA.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - The second of two men facing charges in connection with a robbery that turned deadly at a Rapid City convenience store last year has reached a plea agreement.

Twenty-year-old Cody Grady pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery in court Tuesday afternoon. KOTA-TV says Grady was originally charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Loaf 'n' Jug clerk Kasie Lord following an attempt to steal beer in January 2017.

Another defendant Carlos pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the case in November. He's set to be sentenced to a mandatory life term next week.

Grady says he fought with Lord after he and Quevedo tried to steal the beer. Grady says he left the store before Lord was stabbed. Both sides have agreed to 7½ years in prison for Grady. That sentencing has been set for March 21.

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