|Published: 8:56 AM, 05/01/2013
Author: Staff Report
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
THE DAILY POST-ATHENIAN
Skiver Millsaps, 21, pleaded guilty to
second-degree murder in a deal that sentences him to 30 years in the
Tennessee Department of Corrections.
Millsaps, of Tellico Plains, was set to
go on trial today for the December 2011 murder of Johnathan Jones.
However, Millsaps and his public defender, Kevin Miller, were able to
work out a deal Monday with 10th Judicial District Assistant Attorney
General Paul Rush that cancelled the trial and lessened Millsaps' charge from first-degree murder to second-degree murder.
Millsaps will receive pretrial jail
credit of roughly 15 months, but will still have to serve more than
28 years in prison.
Due to the violent nature of the crime
he committed and the fact that he is a multiple offender, Millsaps is
scheduled to serve 100 percent of the sentence and it will run
concurrently with a McMinn Community Corrections violation of
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