Guilty plea from man accused of killing Louisville police officer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – The man accused of a crash that killed a Louisville police officer last year has entered a guilty plea.

That’s according to WHAS-TV.

Wathaniel Woods is accused of leading Louisville police on a high-speed chase on March 28, 2017. Police say during that chase, Woods slammed into Officer Nick Rodman’s cruiser.

Rodman, who was 37, later died from his injuries.

Woods is charged with murder, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, wanton endangerment, and trafficking a controlled substance.

WHAS says the sentence recommendation for Woods is 35 years, but the final sentencing will be Friday, June 15.

Rodman was a three-year veteran of the Louisville Metro Police Department and a graduate of Georgetown College.

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