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Suspect in killing pleads guilty to manslaughter, evidence tampering

A man charged with the 2011 murder of a Prestonsburg teenager pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter Wednesday. According to the Woodford County Commonwealth's Attorney’s office, Alexander Muniz, 28, was originally charged with murder in the death of 18-year-old James Michael Crowe, a Prestonsburg native who had moved to Versailles. On Wednesday, he pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence. Muniz will serve 15 years for the charge of manslaughter, and five years for the charge of tampering with physical evidence. He will be required to serve 85 percent of his time in prison before becoming eligible for parole. Crowe’s aunt, Jackie Ousley, said she was hoping for more time.

Filed under: Floyd Co. | Kentucky | Violent crimes | Court cases


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