Report: Metcalfe Co. man pleads guilty in roommate’s death


METCALFE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Metcalfe County man accused of killing his roommate has pleaded guilty to the crime.

Kentucky State Police arrested 46-year-old Bobbie Lawson following the 2017 shooting death of his roommate, 30-year old Bobby L. Hubert, of Summershade.

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Investigators say Lawson killed Hubert after the two got into an argument.

Lawson was charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse.

According to the Glasgow Daily News, Lawson pleaded guilty just three weeks before a jury trial was set to begin.

The newspaper says, in exchange for his guilty plea, the commonwealth recommended a sentence of 20 years for Lawson.

Formal sentencing is scheduled for May 28.