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Woman pleads guilty in husband’s murder

Must testify against lover


 

 

Stephanie Yvonne Jones Fleming, 32, pleaded guilty to complicity to murder, kidnapping and arson in connection with the June 20, 2012 murder of her husband, Dradrick “Drad” Fleming, of Millstone.

In return for her guilty plea, Mrs. Fleming will serve life in prison and must agree to testify in the murder trial of her lover, James Ray Maggard, 34, of Neon. Maggard is charged with beating Mr. Fleming with a baseball bat and setting fire to Fleming’s truck while Fleming was still inside.

She is also required to testify against a third suspect, Austin L. Ison, 25, of Pert Creek, who is also charged with complicity to murder, kidnapping and arson.

Full details of Monday afternoon’s plea agreement will appear in the March 12 edition of The Mountain Eagle.


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