Man charged with stepfather’s murder pleads guilty but mentally ill


LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Laurel County man has pleaded guilty but mentally ill in connection to the 2016 murder of his stepfather.

John Stricker entered the plea last week, according to Laurel County courts.

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Stricker was charged with the murder of 62-year-old Donnie Stone, who was found shot to death at his home.

Prosecutors recommended a 25-year sentence for Stricker.

He will be formally sentenced on May 9.