Covering Louisiana

Oct 26, 2012 12:16 PM by AP

La. inmate may take plea in Miss. kidnapping death

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Federal court records say a lawyer is working toward a plea agreement for a Louisiana inmate charged with killing an Ohio businessman in Mississippi.

Ricky Wedgeworth and Darian "Drake" Pierce are charged with kidnapping David Cupps from a hotel in Vicksburg, Miss., after escaping from the Louisiana State Police compound in Baton Rouge on March 4, 2011.

A filing Friday says Wedgeworth's attorney is working with other jurisdictions to consolidate charges so "a plea agreement might be entered in this matter."

The statement was made in a motion in U.S. District Court in Jackson to delay the Nov. 6 trial. Trial is now set for Feb. 11.

Authorities say Cupps was attacked for his rental car. His body was dumped in Bessemer, Ala.

The inmates were captured in Memphis, Tenn.

»Comments

Top Videos

1 2 3 4

Most Popular