Man pleads guilty to killing WSU student

Isaiah Copridge

WICHITA, Kan. – A man accused in the shooting death of a Wichita State University student last summer pleaded guilty before a Sedgwick County District Court judge Thursday.

Twenty-three-year-old Isaiah Copridge pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and aggravated robbery before Judge Bruce Brown in the August, 2015 death of Rayan Ibrahim Baba.  Baba was found in the parking lot of Fairmount Towers, WSU’s dormitory at 21st and Hillside streets.  He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Copridge will be sentenced before District Court Judge Ben Burgess on February 18th.

His co-defendant, Eboni Fingal, waived her preliminary hearing.  Her trial is set for February 16th.

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