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May 7, 2013 4:06 PM

Man Makes Plea Deal In Bourbon County Murder Case

The man accused in a February murder in Bourbon County has entered a guilty plea to second-degree manslaughter.

Herbert Jones, Jr., 58, was accused of beating 51-year-old Ernest Waugh to death. Waugh's sister told LEX 18 that Jones got into a fight with a woman who was staying with Waugh. She says Waugh stepped up to protect the woman and claims Jones lashed out at Waugh with a chair.

Jones will be formally sentenced July 9. He faces up to seven years.

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