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Woman Pleads Guilty In Murder Of Martinsville Man
Updated March 19, 2015 7:36 AM | Filed under: Crime
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Shawn Grigsby

(WARRICK CO.) - A Boonville woman has pleaded guilty to charges filed in connection with the death of a man whose body was found at the Warrick County Alcoa Plant.

24-year-old Jade Stigall plead guilty to assisting a criminal, in exchange with a plea agreement, murder, conspiracy to commit murder and a firearm charge were dismissed. She will be sentenced April 9.

Stigall was charged in the death of 35-year-old Joseph Nelson of Martinsville.

Two men, David John Lackey, Jr. and Mathew McCallister, are awaiting trial on murder charges in Nelson's death.

Shawn Grigsby pleaded guilty in July 2014 to conspiracy to commit murder and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Stigall was with Nelson on Feb. 17, 2014 at a Fairfield Inn hotel in Evansville when Stigall told police Nelson had made her feel uncomfortable and she called the other men. They then all drove to a location in northern Warrick County. There, according to police, Nelson was made to kneel with his hands behind his back near a railroad track and shot once in the head. His body was then dumped into a coal car that went to the Alcoa Plant in Warrick County and was later found in a coal-handling system at Alcoa's generating plant.

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