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
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
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.