Jerome Bernard Lockley pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony murder and a handgun violation in the 1997 shooting death of a Waynesboro, Pa., man during a robbery behind the Adult Book Store in Hagerstown.
Lockley, 19, was jailed without bond by Washington County Circuit Judge Frederick C. Wright III who ordered a pre-sentence investigation.
He could face life plus 20 years in prison in the death of Matthew Roy Hovis.
Lockley was 18 when he admitted accompanying another man through the streets of Hagerstown on Aug. 25, 1997, in search of someone to rob.
Just after midnight, they found Hovis cleaning out his car behind the bookstore in the first block of East Washington Street.
Lockley told police they walked past the victim, who was standing by his car, police reports said. They approached him as he walked back toward the building.