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Ex-Officer Pleads Guilty To Evidence Tampering

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OAK GROVE, Ky. (AP) - A former police officer who was the lead investigator of a 1994 double slaying at a southern Kentucky massage parlor has pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence in the unsolved case.

The Kentucky New Era reported 50-year-old Leslie Duncan entered the plea Monday in Christian County Circuit Court. Prosecutors have recommended that he serve three years in prison.

Duncan was the Oak Grove police department's lead investigator in the slayings of 22-year-old Candida Belt and 18-year-old Gloria Ross, who had been shot and stabbed in the backroom of the New Life Massage Parlor.

Duncan's 2012 arrest warrant accused him of having "knowingly altered evidence which directly affected its reliability and availability" in the investigation of the slayings.

Duncan is scheduled to be sentenced on November 5.

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