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Man Who Confessed to Killing Wants to Withdraw Plea

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Donnie Jones, Photo from WHMT Radio and the Tullahoma News Donnie Jones, Photo from WHMT Radio and the Tullahoma News

The man who admitted killing and burning the body of a nursing student has filed a petition to withdraw his guilty plea.

Donnie Jones, 37, filed the petition today in Franklin County, according to the county court clerk. The motion will go before a judge April 9.

Jones pleaded guilty Feb. 4th to first degree murder in the death of Megan Sharpton, whose burned body was found on a remote Franklin County road last July. He was sentenced to life without parole.

Investigators said Jones lured Sharpton to a remote location under the pretense of offering her a job. Before pleading guilty, he had been indicted on charges of first degree murder, felony first degree murder and two counts each of especially aggravated kidnapping and aggravated rape.

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