Eric Stone’s guilty plea followed those of his cohorts, Richard Varner, 25, the getaway driver, and Deandre Lowe, 19, the man who coordinated the hit in the shooting death of Ladeddrick Love, the DA’s office said. Stone pleaded guilty as charged to murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during a felony, while Varner and Lowe pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault.
On Sept. 13, 2010, Stone got out of a silver Honda at a Texaco on Martin Luther King Drive, approached a car and started firing an AK-47, according to police. Seated inside the car were Love and Tedra Jordan, also 19, and two small children. Jordan, who was Love’s girlfriend, was pregnant with twins.