- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee man seeking a new trial after pleading guilty to killing a nursing student will get a hearing before a judge.

Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Smith set a Nov. 21 hearing for Donnie Jones of Tullahoma. Jones is seeking to back out of his Feb. 4, 2013 plea in the death of 24-year-old Megan Sharpton. Her partially-burned body was discovered on the morning of July 2, 2012, near Tims Ford Lake in Franklin County.

The Tullahoma News reported (https://bit.ly/1CQWHvC ) that Jones claims he was coerced into pleading guilty and had bad legal advice after being charged.

Jones is currently housed in the Morgan County Prison, serving life in prison.


Information from: The Tullahoma News, https://www.tullahomanews.com

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