Richard Jackson pleaded guilty today to amended charges in connection with the robbery of a local businessman.

Richard Jackson pleaded guilty today to amended charges in connection with the robbery of a local businessman.

Richard J. Jackson Jr., 49, was charged with criminal attempt capital murder, aggravated robbery and kidnapping in connection with a June 2010 attack on the owner of a Hollywood junkyard. Jackson changed his plea to guilty today after prosecutors dropped the attempted murder charge from the list.

Jackson and a second man were accused of robbing a local businessmen and of holding a gun to the man's head, pulling the trigger twice. The gun misfired both times, according to police reports.

A jury trial was slated to begin today and Jackson changed his plea just before the trial was to take place. The jury, which was selected over a two-hour period, will now be responsible for recommending a sentence in the case.

See additional information as it becomes available today.