FRANKLIN COUNTY, Tenn. (WHNT) - The man arrested in the murder of Megan Sharpton has pleaded guilty to the crime and will avoid trial.
Donnie Jones, Jr. pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on Monday. He will serve life in prison without parole.
Jones entered this agreement in a hearing in Franklin County Circuit Court.
Sharpton, 24, was found dead July 2, 2012 near the Awalt Bridge in Franklin County. She was a nursing student.
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