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