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Man pleads guilty in deadly Clark Co. home invasion

Prosecutors recommended that Aaron Lewis serve 27 years in prison for his role in a deadly home invasion.

Clark County Detention Center

CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A man charged in a home invasion that left two people dead entered a guilty plea in the case.

Aaron Lewis made the plea change in a Clark County courtroom on Friday morning. He pleaded guilty to complicity to commit murder and conspiracy to commit burglary.

The charges stem from the deaths of Phillip Howard and Demontez Cowherd. In May 2011, police say Cowherd and Lewis broke into Howard's home. Police talked to Howard before he died. He told police that Cowherd and Lewis broke in and shot him. Police say Howard fired back, killing Cowherd and hitting Lewis in the back.

On Friday, Lewis addressed the court, saying he didn't have a weapon and that he didn't choose to break into Howard's house.

A prosecutor recommended that Lewis serve 22 years in jail for complicity to commit murder and five years for conspiracy to commit burglary.

A formal sentencing is set for August 8th at 1:30pm.

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