Lacy pleads guilty to first degree murder

Published 10:08 am Friday, March 3, 2017


Demetrice Cordell pled guilty to facilitation to commit first degree murder and other charges in the case against him and received an effective 25 year prison sentenced.

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Anthony Lacy pled guilty to first degree murder and other charges in the case against him. He will serve a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. His co-defendant in the case, Demetrice Cordell is scheduled to enter his plea in the case shortly.

Criminal Court Judge Stacy Street announced in court Anthony Lacy may enter a plea in his first degree murder case this morning.
“It is my understanding Mr. Lacy is going to enter a plea today,” Street said.
Lacy was scheduled to stand trial later this month on multiple charges in the death of Danny Ray Vance in July of 2014.
In court Friday morning Street scheduled another case to have a motions hearing on one of the days previously set for Lacy’s trial.
The Elizabethton Star will provide more information as it becomes available.