James Slone accepts plea agreement, sentenced to 20 years
A plea deal in the double murder trial of James Slone was struck between the defendant and the Commonwealths Attorney’s last Friday in Floyd Circuit Court. Slone will receive up to 20 years in prison for the deaths of Jeffrey Hamilton, and Karen Mitchell.
According to the Floyd County Times, the trial of James Slone, has been over two years in the making. Slone was indicted in 2011 on two counts of murder, four counts of first-degree assault, and one count of driving under the influence.
Jeffrey Hamilton, and Karen Mitchell, were killed when a 2000 Dodge truck driven by Slone cross the center line and collided with Hamilton’s vehicle. Two other passengers in Hamilton’s vehicle were also injured.
Slone will appear in Floyd Circuit Court for formal sentencing on September 5, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Following the sentencing, Slone will be transferred to a state penitentiary to serve his time behind bars.