Maurice Candies pleads guilty to murder

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- The man accused murdering Derek Lewis in Bowling Green pled guilty Thursday morning.

Maurice Candies appeared in Warren County Circuit Court for murdering Lewis in August 2016.

The Commonwealth's Attorney'O office recommended a 25 year sentence to be served consecutive to Candies prior to drug trafficking charges in Missouri.

Candies was on parole for the drug charge at the time of the murder.

Sentencing is set for January 22, 2018.

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