Man pleads guilty to murdering Dwayne Wade's cousin

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One of two brothers who were charged in the fatal shooting of Nykea Aldridge, the cousin of NBA star Dwayne Wade, has pleaded guilty to her murder.

Derren Sorrells, 24, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to first-degree murder in the 2016 death of Aldridge, a 32-year-old mother-of-four.

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Aldridge had been pushing her baby daughter in a stroller on Chicago's South Side when she was struck in the head and arm and killed.

Sorrells accepted a plea deal and will be sentenced on January 29.

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Prosecutors have recommended he receive 27 years in prison, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Sorrells accepted the plea deal after his brother Darwin, 28, pleaded guilty last month to conspiracy to commit murder and agreed to testify against his brother.

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Prosecutors have recommended that Darwin receive 20 years in prison after cooperating with investigators.

The brothers, who are documented gang members, had both been out on parole at the time of the shooting.

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Authorities said that Derren called his brother for help on the day of Aldridge's death, claiming a stranger had threatened him with a gun.

The brothers then confronted the man, displaying their firearms, and he fled on foot.

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Derren told police that he fired 11 or 12 shots at the man, missing him and hitting Aldridge in the process. Her baby was not harmed.

Surveillance cameras captured Derren and Darwin with guns in their hands and both brothers were initially charged with murder.

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But Darwin quickly confessed to investigators that his brother was the one who fired the shots that killed Wade's cousin.

Shortly after the shooting, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson revealed that Darwin was a six-time weapon offender.

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He had been jailed in 2013 for six years for another gun crime, but was released on parole in February 2016.

Meanwhile Derren had...
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