Michael Plumadore Takes the Plea Deal, Eliminating the Death Penalty

By Eric Clabaugh
By Scott Sarvay

May 10, 2012 Updated Nov 24, 2013 at 10:09 AM EST

Fort Wayne, IN (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Friday afternoon in an unexpected status hearing Michael Plumadore, the man accused of killing Aliahna Lemmon, agrees to a plea deal and admits his guilt.

Plumadore pleaded guilty to five counts:
Count 1: Murder
Count 2: Abuse of a corpse
Count 3: Violent suspicious death
Count 4: Habitual offender
Count 5: life without parole

The plea agreement calls for life in prison without the possibility of parole. It also takes the death penalty off the table, which Prosecutor Karen Richards said she would have pursued if the case went to trial.

Plumadore admitted Friday to killing 9-year-old Aliahna Lemmon, then dismembering the little girl's body. This all happened just around Christmas last year.

Sentencing for Plumadore is set for June 18th.




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