Posted: Oct 26, 2012 11:16 AM by AP
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.