SOUTH BEND - George T. Hicks on Friday pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder in Pacific County Superior Court. Sentencing will be Thursday at 10 a.m. A spokeswoman for the court said sentencing will include an enhancement for possession of a firearm.
Hicks, 33, was arraigned on the charge in May last year. He was taken into custody on April 20, 2005 in Longview after he fled the scene of a fatal shooting April 16, 2005 in Seaview. The victim was Kurt Allen Smith, 26, of Ocean Park.
The homicide occurred at the residence of a third party shortly after 8:30 p.m. April 16, 2005 in the 1300 block of 43rd Street in Seaview.