Michael A. Dutcher, 28, previously said he would plead the slayings were in self-defense or defense of others, but court filings this week show he plans to plead guilty to charges of first-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping and attempted murder.
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Live video plus tweets from reporter Trish Mehaffey, who is in Jones County District Court for the sentencing hearing of Thomas Woodard. Earlier this month, Woodard pleaded guilty on two counts of first-degree murder, and one count each of attempted murder and second-degree kidnapping for the March attacks on correctional officer Robert McFarland and prison nurse Lorena Schulte.
Judge says he’ll likely allow Drew Blahnik, convicted of killing Chris Bagley, to change his name to Johnny Blahnik Church until after Blahnik is sentenced Oct. 12 in the fatal stabbing of Bagley in December 2018. Blahnik wants the name change to further his acting career, even though he faces up to 54 years in prison.
A judge ruled in favor of an Indiana man who asked the court not to combine his harassment case with his first-degree murder case. Prosecutors argued the harassment charge shows a motive for fatally shooting Tommy Curry, who was allegedly lured to his death by a “date,” n April 28.