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New plea for former Henderson coach in his wife's death

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Steven Cotter. Source: Henderson County Detention Center Steven Cotter. Source: Henderson County Detention Center
Michelle Cotter Michelle Cotter

A former Henderson coach has entered a new plea in the shooting death of his wife.

Henderson Circuit Court officials say, on Friday morning, 37-year old Steven M. Cotter entered an Alford plea on a charge of second degree manslaughter.

In an "Alford Plea", the criminal defendant does not admit to guilt, but admits that the prosecution could likely prove the charge.

His sentencing is scheduled for July 15. 

Steven Cotter was indicted in January by a Henderson County Grand Jury, accused of murdering his wife, Michelle Cotter.

He was an assistant coach of the high school boys soccer team. She was an assistant dance team coach and guidance counselor.

On May 15, 2012, officials arrived on scene just before 3 a.m. where officers say they found 39-year-old Michelle Lewis Cotter with a gunshot wound in the couple's home on Cardinal Lane.

It took seven months for any charges to be filed in this case.

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