An Iraq war veteran was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to raping and killing a co-worker in Hardin County.
Jeremy Shields entered that guilty plea in exchange for a life sentence. If the case went to trial, he could have been sentenced to death.
Shields is accused of killing Sue Logsdon who he worked with at a shoe warehouse in Elizabethtown.
The News Enterprise reports her half-burned body was found days later in rural Hart County.
Shields will be up for parole in 20-years.