Man accused of shooting child’s mother pleads guilty

Ethan Reid
Ethan Reid (Photo Courtesy: Allen Co. Detention Center)

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky man who made a public apology on Facebook minutes before the mother of his infant child was shot to death has pleaded guilty to killing her.

The Daily News reports 24-year-old Ethan Reid pleaded guilty Tuesday in Allen Circuit Court to a charge of murder-domestic violence without a plea agreement in place. He fatally shot 20-year-old Kayla Hodges last October at a Scottsville residence.

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Police say Reid posted an apology on a Facebook account shortly before the shooting that says in part, “Sorry guys. I’m truly not this bad of a person. I’ve been pushed to this point over of time.”

Prosecutor Clint Willis said he had planned to take the case to trial because the victim’s family didn’t want a plea deal.

Reid will be sentenced on Nov. 29.


Information from: Daily News,