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Defendant pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder, gets 20 years in beating death of Chattanooga pastor

April 9th, 2013 10:52 am by Staff Report

Defendant pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder, gets 20 years in beating death of Chattanooga pastor

CHATTANOOGA — A murder defendant has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in the beating death of a Chattanooga pastor.

According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/151zYko ), 28-year-old Antonio Henry avoided a first-degree murder trial that was scheduled to begin Tuesday by entering a guilty plea to second-degree murder. He received a 20-year prison term.

Henry and his cousin, 19-year-old Brendan Barnes, were charged with murder and robbery after the body of 55-year-old David Strong was found in his home in October 2010.

The trials of Henry and Barnes were separated and no trial date for Barnes has been set.

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