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Lawyers Disagree On Plea Deal For Killings


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Detective Ron Killings went before a criminal court judge Monday morning, and he did not accept plea deal.

Police said Killings hit and killed Lakeisha White this past July on Bradyville Pike in Murfreesboro.

"It's painful enough - not even a year and we still have to be reminded over and over," said Lakeisha's aunt, Kim Coleman.

Witnesses accused Killings of speeding and disposing of two bottles of premixed margaritas after the incident. Blood tests found Killings was not drunk.

NewsChannel 5 learned of a plea offer which consisted of one years for criminally negligent homicide, three years for tampering with evidence and two years for making false statements to police.

In court on Monday lawyers could not agree on a settlement, so the case will likely head to trial where a jury will decide if he's guilty of homicide.

Coleman wanted the case to go before a jury.

"I don't mind waiting. I'll wait as long as they want me to," said Coleman. "I wasn't satisfied with the plea deal anyway. I want to take him to trial."

Lakeisha's family was concerned over a request from the defense for the names, addresses and phone numbers of all the witnesses. Killings lawyers want to question them about what they saw.

The family fears that could intimidate some witnesses who may decide not to testify at trail.

Ron Killings remains free on bond. He will be back in court this June when the judge will likely set a trial date for sometime in the fall.

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