LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A Putnam County man pleads guilty to his role in a 2010 Lafayette murder case.
Tippecanoe County Prosecutor Pat Harrington said Jeremiah Thompson, 30, of Reelsville, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit burglary charges Thursday. In exchange, seven other charges including murder will be dropped in connection with the April 2010 shooting of 21-year-old Kory Rogers on the 2200 block of Ottawa Drive.
In August 2012, Edward Zaragoza was sentenced to 120 years in prison for his role in the murder.
That same month, Thompson went to trial. But it ended in a hung jury.
With the plea deal, Thompson faces 20 to 35 years in prison and avoids a new trial that was set to begin next week. A sentencing hearing is set for Feb. 15 at 1:30 p.m.
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