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Guilty of Killing Social Worker

July 21, 2008 permalink

Christohper Luttrell has pleaded guilty to killing social worker Boni Frederick in 2006. We have earlier articles on October 17 and October 21, 2006.



Luttrell pleads guilty in social worker's 2006 slaying

By VICTORIA MARTY, Gleaner staff, 831-8341 •

A 24-year-old Henderson man accused of killing a social service aide in 2006 pleaded guilty but mentally ill to aggravated murder and other charges Friday.

Christopher Luttrell’s guilty plea means that his maximum sentence would be life imprisonment without parole — and not the death penalty — in the murder of 67-year-old Boni Frederick of Morganfield.

She was killed when Frederick was facilitating a visit between Renee Terrell and Terrell’s then 9-month-old son at Terrell’s residence.

Luttrell, 1200 block of Clay Street, also pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery, kidnapping, theft over $300 and three counts of being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

His sentencing date is Aug. 25 at 10 a.m.

The recommended sentence for Luttrell is life imprisonment without parole for aggravated murder, 50 years each for kidnapping and robbery, and 10 years for theft.

Terrell’s trial date is set for Sept. 3.

For more on this story, read The Gleaner on Saturday.

Source: Evansville Courier Press/Henderson Gleaner