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Spencer Suspect Pleads Guilty, Receives Life Sentence

A 19-year-old man will spend the rest of life in prison after pleading guilty to murder. 

Brett Michael Kelly is one of four people accused of killing Gail Spencer in October.

As part of the plea deal, he will have to testify against co-defendant, Tracy Michelle Jones, who faces the death penalty.

Kelly was charged with murder and aggravated sodomy.

Investigators say all four were involved in an embezzlement scheme at the law firm of Macon attorney Calder Pinkston.

Spencer and Jones both worked at the law office.

Police say Spencer was suffocated with a garbage bag when she refused to cooperate.

"He will never take another breath as a free man ever again. And I believe that's an appropriate sentence if he agrees to all the terms of the plea agreement," says District Attorney David Cooke. 

Kelly's plea deal also means that Kelly will testify at the trials of Jones, Keith Dozier and Courtney Kelly.

Cooke says his office can still seek the death penalty against Brett Kelly if he doesn't hold up his end of the agreement.


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