California Woman Pleads Guilty To Armed Robbery In Myrtle Beach

The suspect set up a man to be robbed which resulted in gunfire and the victims death.

On Tuesday, a California woman was sentenced after pleading guilty to an armed robbery incident that occurred in Myrtle Beach.

In October of 2021, 28-year-old, Katerena Bedjan met the 49-year-old male victim while she was auditioning to be an adult entertainer in North Myrtle Beach. She and the North Carolina man made an arrangement in which the man was going to pay her to spend the weekend together in Myrtle Beach.

Bedjan set him up and while the victim was in her car, her co-defendant, Leo Watkins arrived, opened the door in attempt to take the man’s wallet. The man struggled and Watkins fired a gun at the man which resulted in his death.

On Tuesday, Bedjan pleaded guilty to attempted armed robbery and has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. She has to serve 85% of her sentence before she is eligible for supervised release.

Watkins’ case is pending and he faces charges of murder, criminal conspiracy, attempted armed robbery, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.