BARNSTABLE (AP) - A Cape Cod teenager accused of playing a role in the killing of his half-brother in a dispute over their jailed father's drug business has pleaded guilty to being an accessory.
Mykel Mendes was scheduled to go to trial Monday on a murder charge in connection with the 2009 slaying of 16-year-old Jordan Mendes. Mykel was 13 at the time.
Mykel's attorney told the Cape Cod Times (http://bit.ly/MoiwJP ) his client did not kill anyone.
Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe confirmed Thursday one of two teenagers held in the case pleaded guilty.
Authorities said Jordan Mendes was stabbed and shot, and his body set on fire in Hyannis in December 2009.
One adult has been convicted in the slaying. A second juvenile awaits trial.
Information from: Cape Cod (Mass.) Times, http://www.capecodonline.com