Covering Elmore County: Murder Suspect Pleads Guilty

WSFA 12 News has confirmed a Wetumpka man pleaded guilty to murder on Tuesday.

An Elmore County grand jury indicted 21-year-old Christopher Nieve in October, 2006 for the November 2005 murder of 80-year-old James Bailey. Authorities say Nieve murdered Bailey with a two-by-four inside his Lake Jordan home back in 2005.

On Tuesday, a judge sentenced Nieve to 30 years in prison.