COVINGTON, Ky. - A man who confessed to a murder in Covington is set to appear in a Kenton County courtroom Monday morning to be sentenced.
Stacey Spencer, 18, pleaded guilty to murder and robbery in exchange for Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders recommendation of a 25-year sentence.
The former Holmes High School student admitted to his role in the January 2011 botched robbery and killing of Clayton Meyer near the intersection of Patton and Gerrard streets. Although he was 17 at the time of the shooting, he is still being tried as an adult.
Spencer initially confessed to the crime, but tried to have it thrown out because he said he didn’t understand the means of the word “attorney” when police read him his rights. In Kenton County court, Spencer said he did not understand he had the right to remain silent and to ask for an attorney.
Spencer faced up to life in prison if found guilty at trial.
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