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Second Person Pleads Guilty In College Student's Death

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A second person charged in connection with the shooting of a Lexington college student has pleaded guilty. 

Trustin Jones, Desmond Jones, and Robert Guernsey were charged in the murder of 23-year-old Derek Pelphrey. 

Pelphrey was shot and killed in a holdup in 2013.

On Thursday, Guernsey pleaded guilty to an amended second-degree manslaughter charge and first-degree robbery charge. 

It is recommended that he serve 10 years for the manslaughter charge and 13 years for the robbery charge. 

Guernsey is scheduled to be formally sentenced next month. 

 

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