Lamonte Hill Pleads Guilty in Death of Brian Bloomfield

Lamonte Hill pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter while armed in connection with the stabbing and shooting death of 26-year-old Brian Dewayne Bloomfield.

“It happened so fast, your honor, it got out of hand,” Hill said Monday at his appearance before Judge John Ramsey Johnson.

Hill, who is now twenty-years-old, could face a sentence of five to nine years in prison. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors dropped initial charges of second-degree murder while armed and a related weapons offense.

Hill’s co-defendant, Taquia Allen, 21, also pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of conspiracy to obstruct justice. Allen admitted in court that she had lied to the grand jury in attempt to protect Hill.

On June 11, 2012, Bloomfield was found at approximately 7:15 p.m. unconscious, suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest and multiple stab wounds to the right torso and right thigh.

Prosecutors said that Hill and another man followed Bloomfield that night as he exited through the rear door of an apartment building at 3402 13th Place Southeast. Then the two men assaulted Bloomfield.

According to plea documents, Bloomfield grabbed a gun during the assault but he could not hold on to it because he was too severely injured. During the assault, Bloomfield was stabbed several times and shot once. Hill and the other man left the scene with the gun and knife used to assault Bloomfield.

Charging documents state that a witnesses told police that it saw one of the men stabbing Bloomfield repeatedly while the other man punched him. According to the witness, the suspect without the knife then took the gun from Bloomfield.

No other suspects have been arrested in connection with Bloomfield’s assault.

Hill is scheduled to be sentenced on April 25 by Judge John Ramsey Johnson.

Plea documents have been added to this post below.

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