Man pleads guilty in connection with death of football coach

June 4, 2019

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man has pleaded guilty to federal charges related to the carjacking and death of a high school football coach.

The U.S. attorney’s office in St. Louis says 23-year-old Floyd Barber pleaded guilty Tuesday to four counts, including using a firearm in a carjacking in which death resulted. Barber faces sentencing Sept. 5.

Barber was involved in two carjackings, both in 2017. In October of that year, a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Jaz Granderson was taken. Federal prosecutors say Barber was present when Granderson was shot and killed during the carjacking.

Granderson was an assistant football coach at De Smet Jesuit High School. He played at Northern Iowa from 2009 to 2011.

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