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Posted: Monday, 23 September 2013 11:40AM

Former Officer Admits To Evidence Tampering In Massage Parlor Murders



The former Oak Grove officer charged with evidence tampering in the New Life Massage Parlor murders pled guilty Monday morning and could face three years in prison. Former officer Leslie Duncan entered a guilty plea to Tampering with Physical Evidence in Christian Circuit Court. Commonwealth's Attorney Lynn Pryor told Judge John Atkins what the guilty plea entailed.


   
After the standard questions when entering a guilty plea, Judge Atkins accepted Duncan's plea.


   
Duncan was arraigned in September 2012 on a charge of tampering with physical evidence during the 1994 investigation of the murders of 18 year-old Gloria Ross and 22 year-old Candy Belt at the New Life Fitness and Massage Parlor in Oak Grove.  Duncan was one of the first investigators on the scene.  With the guilty plea, Duncan admitted he knowingly altered evidence in the case.  Duncan and his partner Ed Carter were reportedly paid by New Life for night time janitorial work.

Formal sentencing for Duncan has been scheduled for November 5th.

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