A man charged in the shooting death of a western Kentucky mayor has accepted a plea bargain.
Under terms of the agreement, Lattus pleaded guilty, but mentally ill Friday before Fulton Circuit Judge Tim Langford.
Lattus was charged with murder in the killing of 68-year-old Mayor Charles Murphy of Hickman, a town of about 2,500 people in southwestern Kentucky.
Police said Lattus drove himself to the Hickman police station early on Jan. 23, 2012, and told officers he had killed Murphy.
A formal sentencing hearing was scheduled for March 28.