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Murder case sparks second plea bargain

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By Molly Haines

A second man has plead guilty to lesser charges in the 2012 murder of a Franklin County man whose body was dumped on the side of Interstate 64.
James Simons, 37, of Grant County, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence.
Simons’ trial began March 17 but ended early on March 18 in a plea agreement.
Simons was sentenced the same day to 25 years in prison. He will have to serve 17 years of his sentence before he will be eligible for parole.


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