Cave City Murder: Plea Agreement

Final sentencing for a teenager accused in a Cave City murder is set for December 5.

The mother of the victim speaks out about her daughter's death.

As part of a plea agreement Nathan Wright faces life in prison for his part in the 2004 murder of Bonnie Rothwell.

Bonnie, 36, was gunned down in a robbery at Abner's Gift Shop.

On Friday, October 21, an agreement was made that Wright would plead guilty to the charges and serve life without parole for 25 years.

He will also be sentenced to 20 years for robbery and five years for tampering with physical evidence.

These sentences will run at the same time as the murder charge.

A second person, 17-year-old, Aaron Boles of Cave City, has already pleaded guilty to charges in the murder case.

David Alvey will go on trial November 16th in connection with the murder.

Bonnie's mother, Patti, says the past 11 months have: "Been a roller coaster up and down. I can't say it's all been down; there's been some high points."

Patti says she's now keeping her daughter alive in her heart.

Patti has taken the first steps to closure and says she's beginning to move on and learn the meaning of forgiveness.

She says: "I totally forgive them and I hope I have the opportunity to visit them in prison and say I have forgiven you."

Patti says her family is planning a candlelight vigil on November 13, the anniversary of the murder.

She says it will be at the Barren County Courthouse at dusk.


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