Three men enter guilty pleas in murder of Clark County teen

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WKYT) - Three of the four people charged in the murder of a 19-year-old Winchester woman entered guilty pleas Thursday.

Amber Caudill died in December of 2014 when a bullet fired into the apartment above hers went through the floor and hit her.

Christopher Robinson, Lamont Wilkerson, and Aaron Stailey said in court they were trying to rob the people in that apartment when the shootout happened.

All three were facing the possibility of life without parole.

A fourth person, Lillian Barnett, is charged with complicity to murder. Police say she drove the three men to the apartment.

Robinson pleaded guilty to murder, burglary, and two counts of assault.

Stailey and Wilkinson entered pleas to complicity to each of those charges.

The commonwealth recommended a total of 30 years for Robinson, 27 for Wilkerson, and 25 for Stailey.

Barnett, who has yet to go to trial, was in the courtroom. She's currently out on bond.

As part of their plea agreements each of the men agreed to testify about the events of that night. Police recorded those statements but prosecutors went over them in court, including the moments before the robbery.

"Was Lillian Barnett standing there watching you with your assault rifle, mister Stailey with his revolver and both of you, everybody putting their gloves on?" Commonwealth's Attorney Heidi Engel asked Christopher Robinson.

"Yes," he replied.

"So she observed all of that?"

"Yes," he said.

All three men will be back in court for their final sentencing on November 3.

Lillian Barnett will be back in court January 5 of 2017 for a status hearing in her case.

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