Man enters guilty plea for murder of Perry County doctor

HAZARD, Ky (WYMT) - A Knott County man has accepted a plea deal in a case involving the murder of a Perry County doctor.

John C. Combs, of Red Fox, entered a guilty plea in Perry County Circuit Court on Thursday for the murder of Dr. Dennis Sandlin.

Burglary, terroristic threatening and tampering with evidence charges were all dropped in the case.

The plea deal calls for a 40-year jail sentence.

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