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More plea agreements in Silliman murder

Thursday, August 26, 2010
Four teens charged with murder

Aadil Shaaid Kahn, Allegra Rose Dahlquist, Logan Shaw, and Ryan Patrick Hare, (left to right). (Images Courtesy Wake County Sheriff's Office)

Two more defendants in the Matthew Silliman murder have pleaded guilty and will testify against their friend.

Aadil Shaaid Kahn, 18, entered his plea Wednesday. Like his co-defendant, 19-year-old Allegra Rose Dahlquist, Kahn pleaded to two counts of conspiracy, attempted murder and second-degree murder.

A judge will sentence Kahn after he testifies at 19-year-old Ryan Patrick Hare's trial. Jury selection begins on September 7, and the trial is expected to begin on September 13.

Earlier this month, Dahlquist entered a guilty plea to the lesser charge of second-degree murder and agreed to testify against Hare.

Prosecutors say Hare developed a plan to kill 18-year-old Silliman and got Dahlquist and Kahn to help out.

A fourth defendant, 18-year-old Drew Logan Shaw, is cooperating with the investigation and also will testify against Hare, according to the district attorney's office. The ADA, Shaw will make a plea agreement.

Shaw's case will be settled after the completion of the Hare trial.

The teens were arrested in December 2008 following the discovery of Silliman's body in a vacant home in New Hill -- less than two weeks after Silliman's parents reported him missing on November 26.

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