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Man Accused Of Killing Roommate Pleads Guilty, Sentencing To Follow

Posted at 10:41 AM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 10:41:32-04

METCALFE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A Western Kentucky man accused of killing his roommate has plead guilty, according to the Glasgow Daily Times.

Troopers arrested 46-year-old Bobbie Lawson after finding a dead man in his Metcalfe County home in the summer of 2017.

The state medical examiner’s office used the victim’s fingerprints to identify him as 30-year-old Bobby Hubert.

They say Hubert and Lawson were roommates, and that Lawson shot him during an argument.

According to the paper, Lawson plead guilty just three weeks before a jury trial was set to begin.

He could face 20 years in prison, pending a judge’s final decision.

Final sentencing is scheduled for May 28.