Inmates to plead guilty in alleged crime spree
JACKSON, Miss. - Darian "Drake" Pierce and Ricky Wedgeworth are expected to enter guilty pleas today in a Jackson, Miss., courtroom.
Authorities say the men escaped from a Louisiana police compound in March 2011, and allegedly kidnapped and killed a man during a crime spree spanning four states.
David Cupps disappeared from a hotel in Vicksburg, Miss., a few days later.
The 53-year-old from Sunbury, Ohio, was in Mississippi to inspect the Grand Gulf nuclear plant south of Vicksburg.
His body was later discovered in Alabama.
Pierce and Wedgeworth could be sentenced to life in prison.