Fifth Columbia murder suspect pleads guilty

Hollie Johnson

Another suspect pleads guilty for their part in a two-year-old Columbia murder. 

Hollie Johnson, 37, of Columbia, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of possession of a controlled substance.  She was released on her own recognizance.  Johnson is scheduled to be sentenced June 1. 

Johnson and six accomplices were originally charged with murder in the August 2018 death of Randall  King, II.  King was shot and killed during a botched meth deal on Sylvan Lane.

Four of Johnson’s accomplices have already been sentenced.  Their penalties range from nine to 20 years.  Two additional accomplices are scheduled for court appearances later this Spring.