Three Abilene murder suspects indicted in a South Abilene Robbery

Two of the four people accused of killing an African refugee and Cooper High School graduate said they were just going to the apartment to commit a robbery and that no one was supposed to get hurt.

Johnathan Dwayne Williams, Jr., 18, Xavier Mushawn Applin, 17, and Chassidy Cheyann Pimpton, 21, were indicted Thursday for murder.

Police say they shot Chance Bonni, 23, in the chest with a shotgun on Aug. 18 at the Stonegate Apartments.

According to the indictment, Williams told police that he, Applin and four others planned to rob the people there..

Williams said knew the robbery would “hit a good lick” because he had been told shoes, marijuana and cash were in the apartment.

According to Williams, Applin and another member of the crew went upstairs and knocked on Bonnis door.

Applin said the plan was to “enter the apartment and have everyone sit on the couch at gunpoint” while others grabbed as much as they could.

Williams said “it wasnt supposed to go down like that,” according to the indictment. He felt sorry for the person who got shot and he regretted it.

Chassidy Pimpton**, 21, Xavier Applin**, 17, Jonathan Williams, 17, and an unnamed 15-year-old were all taken into custody and charged with Murder in connection to the death of Chance Bonni, 23.

Police say all four went to an apartment complex on the 5100 block of Fairmount Street in Abilene to confront Bonni.

That's when one of the suspects filed a shot gun through the front door of an apartment hitting bonnie in the chest.

The three adults suspects were indicted by a Taylor County Grand Jury, each with a murder charge, a robbery charge and an aggravated robbery charge.


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