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Hopkins Co. man pleads guilty to murdering his aunt

Joshua Osborne. (Source: Hopkins County Jail) Joshua Osborne. (Source: Hopkins County Jail)
HOPKINS CO., KY (WFIE) -

A Hopkins County man pleads guilty in the murder of his aunt two years ago.

Officials say 32-year-old Joshua Osborne has admitted to murdering 46-year-old Sherry Hays and hiding her body in a shallow grave near Dawson Springs.

The Commonwealth's Attorney says Osborne will get five years for tampering with physical evidence, and 20 years for murder, for a concurrent sentence of 20 years.

In August, Joshua's wife, Stephanie, pleaded guilty to tampering with physical evidence. Joshua's sentencing is scheduled for January 6.

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