Man pleads guilty to role in beating death

One of three people accused of beating a 70-year-old man to death with a hammer in 2008 has pleaded guilty.

The Mountain Eagle reports Lloyd Steven Pigg of Jenkins, pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon to complicity to tampering with physical evidence in connection with the death of Ralph Marcum.

Pigg is sentenced to five years in prison and will receive credit for the 806 days he served in jail after his arrest.

Pigg is also expected to testify against John William Pigg and Christina Hall Collins when their murder trial begins on Monday.

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