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David Dooley takes plea deal in child pornography case

Posted at 11:32 AM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 17:09:37-05

David Dooley, who was convicted for a second time in 2019 of murdering his co-worker, Michelle Mockbee, has taken a plea deal in an unrelated case in which he was accused of having and making child pornography.

Dooley was scheduled to stand trial on Monday for these charges, but according to court documents, he accepted a plea deal on Oct. 26, choosing to plead guilty to two charges of Unlawful Transaction with a Minor in the Second Degree. His sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 24.

A grand jury indicted Dooley in August 2018 on charges of use of a minor in a sexual performance and possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

Dooley is currently serving a 43-year sentence for murdering Mockbee and tampering with evidence. State records indicate he's being held at the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville, Kentucky. He will not become eligible for parole until 2032.

The original version of this story incorrectly listed Dooley's location as the Roederer Assessment Center, another prison near La Grange, Kentucky. WCPO regrets this error.