Huguley pleads guilty in 2010 murder

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By JB Clark

Daily Journal

BOONEVILLE – The man charged with the 2010 murder of Steven K. Holley pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder Monday.

Jeremy Keith Huguley, 24, of Rienzi, entered an open plea in Prentiss County Circuit Court before Judge James L. Roberts on Monday afternoon.

Huguley was set to go to trial before a jury March 3 but will instead be sentenced next Thursday on the murder charge and a burglary charge to which he previously entered a guilty plea.

Huguley was charged along with Charles David Burleson of Tupelo for the 2010 murder, which happened in the Thrasher community in Prentiss County.

They were indicted in October 2010, accused of killing Holley while trying to take his cash, a wallet, a 42-inch flat-screen TV, a DVD player, a cellphone and an electric cordless drill.

The indictment claims Holley was struck in the head with a pipe or piece of metal on May 15, 2010. Burleson was convicted in 2012 and received life.

Second-degree murder carries a minimum of 20 years and maximum of 40 years, and burglary up to 25 years in prison.

jb.clark@journalinc.com