- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

BOONVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A southwestern Indiana man has pleaded guilty to assisting a criminal in the slaying of a man at a power plant.

The Evansville Courier & Press reports (https://bit.ly/1ET1tsA ) 31-year-old David Lackey accepted a plea agreement Tuesday in which charges of murder and conspiracy were dropped.

Lackey is the fourth of five people arrested in connection to the shooting death of 35-year-old Joseph Nelson of Martinsville, whose body was found Feb. 17, 2014, at Alcoa Warrick Operations. The fifth suspect, Mat McCallister, is set to go on trial Sept. 28 in Warrick Circuit Court.

Attorneys say Lackey will serve less than two years after sentencing credits, and likely will be placed on home detention.

Investigators say the suspects met Nelson at an Evansville hotel and drove to the power plant.


Information from: Evansville Courier & Press, https://www.courierpress.com



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