Plea hearing for man connected to 2011 murder

Local - 7/14/2014 12:50 PM by Rebecca Turco

PRINCETON - A man connected to the 2011 shooting death of a Princeton man agreed to plea guilty to two of his charges.

Chad Eugene Hylton, 38, will plea guilty to first-degree murder with recommendation of mercy bound by the court, according to officials with Mercer County Circuit Court. Officials said he will also plea guilty to assault during the commission of a felony. As a result, Hylton’s remaining charges will be dismissed.

The murder charge is a life sentence in prison, but the recommendation of mercy makes Hylton eligible for parole after 15 years of time served. The assault sentence is indeterminate for two to ten years.

Tammy Keen and Thomas Tyler Hall have already been convicted in the murder of Timothy Dewitt on Eades Mill Road near the Bluestone Falls Area. Authorities said the threesome conspired to rob Dewitt for drugs and money.

Hylton’s sentencing is set for September 8 at 9:30 a.m. in Judge William Sadler's courtroom.


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