Hearing continued for N.Ky. alleged murderer

COVINGTON, Ky. - The sentencing for a man who confessed to a Covington murder in January 2011 was continued after his appearance Monday.

Stacey Spencer, 18, pleaded guilty to killing Clayton Meyer in January in exchange for a lesser sentence.

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.

In the plea deal, the commonwealth attorney will recommend a 25-year sentence instead of life in prison.

Spencer, who was 17 when he was arrested for the shooting death of Meyer, is being tried as an adult.

Spencer appeared in a Kenton County courtroom Monday morning, but his case was continued. Officials have not yet said when his next appearance will be.

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