Man pleads to burglary after murder charge dropped in 2019 death - FOX34 Lubbock

Man pleads to burglary after murder charge dropped in 2019 death

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

After he was originally charged with murder for a man's death last summer, a defendant has cut a plea deal with prosecutors to a lesser charge -- after he testified against at least one other defendant in the case.

Kyi Baker, 21, will spend 20 years in prison -- the max -- for burglary of a habitation related to the death of Robert Dendy, 49, in July 2019. Baker was one of the police's first two arrests in the home invasion-turned-shooting near Auburn and North Toledo. The other was a juvenile, 14 at the time.

Investigators accused them of working with Ivan Fierro -- now spending 40 years in prison -- to break into the home next to Dendy's to steal a safe, drugs, money, and a gun. Dendy confronted the burglars outside with his own gun, then court records show the teen shot Dendy in the chest.

Baker testified against Fierro during his trial earlier this year, telling the jury Fierro gave the teen -- his nephew -- the gun. Baker's warrant shows he described the entire crime to investigators after his arrest.

Baker's attorney told FOX34 the murder charge wasn't applicable for his client based on the evidence and the law.

Baker will have to serve at least half his sentence before he's eligible for parole.

The case against the juvenile accused of Dendy's death is still pending.

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