2/25/2013 5:54 PM
by Karen Franklin
PRINCETON - A Princeton pair accused of murdering a man in March 2011 appeared in Mercer County court Monday for separate hearings.
Attorneys for 38-year-old Thomas Tyler Hall said their client will plead guilty to second-degree murder as part of a plea bargain with prosecutors.
Hall was arrested in the murder of Princeton resident Timothy Dewitt, who was found shot to death on Eads Mill Road near the Bluestone Falls area known as The Gorge, according to deputies.
Hall's attorney, Mark Wills, said his client is admitting his guilt and now faces ten to forty years in prison rather than life behind bars.
"Mr. Hall is regretful of what happened," Wills told WOAY. "He has agreed to work with the state and their investigation, and we felt this was his best interest as well for the state."
Wills said Hall's family supports his choice to plead guilty. Two of his family members attended his hearings.
Tammy Lee Keen, 39, who is accused of participating in Dewitt's murder, was also in court. Although her attorneys said they could not talk about details, they told WOAY that no plea deal is in place.
Her trial is set for April 9. Keen and Hall are both being held without bond, according to online records.