The Winchester man accused of murdering Kimberly A. Hooten on Meadow Street last September, entered a guilty plea to a lesser charge in Clark Circuit Court yesterday.
Judge William Clouse accepted Anthony M. Brown's guilty plea to the amended charges of first-degree manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence.
When the plea agreement was read, it drew reactions of dismay from several of Hooten's family members.
Clouse recommended Brown serve a 10-year sentence for the manslaughter charge and five years for the tampering charge.
Brown was arrested at his home at 1018 W. Lexington Ave. a few days after Hooten's body was found lying in Meadow Street near the Generations Center.
While in Brown's home, officers recovered a pocket knife, some of Hooten's property and some items of her clothing.
Brown told investigators at the time that he had an altercation with Hooten the day she died.
He will be sentenced July 9 in Circuit Court.