Friday, July 8, 2016

Guilty plea in murder of Merwin man

Harley C. Lumpkins, 28, has plead guilty felony charges in the murder of Charles "Chuck" Keough in Merwin, Mo last August.

A police account of the incident says Lumpkins rendered Keough unconscious and later returned with a knife, stabbing the victim multiple times in the presence of Keough's family members.

Lumpkins plead guilty to felony counts of second-degree murder, burglary, unlawful use of a weapon, and armed criminal action. He was sentenced to 4, 10 and 25 year prison terms to be served concurrently.