Man pleads guilty to second-degree murderOctober 29, 2013 @ 11:31 pm
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A man has pleaded guilty in Tacoma to second-degree murder for killing another man in a murder for hire plot.
Pierce County prosecutors say Luis Barker accepted $8,000 from a Gig Harbor woman to kill her son-in-law.
The News Tribune reports ( http://is.gd/QsGmz3) that Barker entered his plea Tuesday. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 15.
He was arrested in August 2012 after sheriff's detectives had the woman who hired him, Jacqueline Ray, record Barker talking about what happened the night Leon Baucham Jr. was killed in July 2012.
Ray pleaded guilty to first-degree murder earlier this year.
The woman told detectives that she asked Barker to kill her son-in-law because she said the man was abusing her daughter.
Information from: KMTT-FM, http://www.kmtt.com/
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Working Through It
State troopers stay on the job despite seeing their own homes burn down
Fans turning to the secondary market will pay a hefty premium to see the Seahawks
As crews battle multiple wildfires, we take a look back at the at fire prevention's spokesbear
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.