- Associated Press - Friday, January 31, 2014

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - The last of five people charged in the 2011 killing of a couple in Hudson has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge.

The Ranger (https://bit.ly/1edSL0E ) reports that Jude Blackburn pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Thursday as his family members and relatives of Eric Clinton Likes and Elva Charlotte Quiver watched.

The four other defendants accused in the slayings and robbery pleaded guilty and have been sentenced.

Blackburn was 15 at the time of the slayings. His case had been delayed as his attorneys tried to get the case moved to juvenile court and have him deemed unfit to stand trial.

Prosecutors say Likes already had injuries that would have killed him when Blackburn struck him with a dresser drawer.

He faces between 20 and 30 years in prison.


Information from: The (Riverton, Wyo.) Ranger, https://www.dailyranger.com

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