MOREHEAD, Ky. - One of three men charged in a 2005 double slaying has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to murder and a charge of first-degree robbery.
The Ledger Independent reported that Rodney Dwayne Dodson of Dayton, Ohio, will spend more than two decades in prison after entering the plea Friday and must testify against his former co-defendants in their upcoming trials.
Dodson had been charged in the slayings of Marlene Mauk and Donald Walker, who were found shot in their homes on May 6, 2005. Dodson, Jason S. Jackson and Ronald C. Fairchild were arrested in 2011.
Fairchild is scheduled to face a jury starting Nov. 5 in Rowan Circuit Court. Jackson's trial I set for April 1, 2013 in Rowan County.
All three trials were moved out of Fleming County.
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