Harlan County man pleaded guilty to killing his girlfriend

A Harlan County man charged with the murder of his girlfriend pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Police say Billy Joe Middleton shot and killed his girlfriend, Polly Jones, at her home in Evarts in November, 2009.

Neighbors asked police to check on Jones, after they did not see her for several days.

Police found her body in the home and say they gathered enough evidence to charge Middleton.

Sentencing is set for August 4th.

The plea deal calls for a ten year sentence.

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