Tavares Fletcher Pleads Guilty To Capital Murder

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A man already in jail convicted of attempted murder entered a guilty plea Wednesday for another crime.

Tavares Fletcher pleaded guilty to capital murder for the death of Jerry Richard during a robbery in 2008.  The crime happened at a Regions Bank in Huntsville.

Richard was working at the bank when he was killed.

Fletcher will still have to stand trial, and that will begin on Monday.  Under Alabama law, a capital murder case must be presented to a jury, even if the defendant pleads guilty.

Fletcher is already serving a life sentence without parole for the attempted murder of gymnastics teacher Meg Hall.