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Victoria woman admits to deadly shooting involvement, receives 10 years probation

By Jessica Priest
June 18, 2013 at 1:18 a.m.


A Victoria woman received 10 years probation Wednesday for her role in a deadly shooting.

Kia Brieanne Johnson, 32, was among a group of people charged in the shooting death of Daniel Davila.

Davila, 24, was shot in the abdomen with a 9-millimeter handgun when the group returned to a party in the 800 block of Ash Street in retaliation for a fight about beer, police said.

Davila, who witnesses said was not involved in the initial fight, was found the next day dead in the 900 block of the Goldman Street.

Criminal District Attorney Stephen Tyler said Johnson agreed to plead guilty to engaging in organized criminal activity deadly conduct and murder in exchange for 10 years probation.

If she does not comply with the terms of her probation, a judge could revoke it and sentence her to up to life in prison, he said.

Johnson, who drove a silver compact car to the location, agreed to testify for the state at several of her co-defendant's trials, Tyler said.

Her attorney, Elliott H. Costas, could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

The last co-defendant in the July 30, 2011, case, 19-year-old Jefferson Hill, has a plea hearing scheduled for July 30.

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