Man pleads guilty in death of NC Highway Patrol Trooper Gene DeMuth

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(L-R) Christopher McCoy Rodgers, Trooper Bobby DeMuth

NASHVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) — A 41-year-old man has plead guilty to a second-degree murder charge in the 2012 death of North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Gene DeMuth.

DeMuth, 42, died while trying to stop Rodgers during a high-speed chase that began in Wake County and ended in Nash County on Sept. 8, 2012.

This comes just days after entering guilty pleas to nearly a dozen charges in a Wake County courtroom last week.

As part of the plea agreement, Rodgers is expected to spend about 35 years behind bars.

Source: WTVD

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