South Indiana Man Pleads Guilty In Paoli Meth Shootings

PAOLI, Ind. (AP) _ A southern Indiana man faces a sentence of 100 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder and other charges in connection with the drug-related shooting near Paoli that left two men dead and another injured. 


Forty-nine-year-old Elbert Brooks of New Albany also pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted murder and robbery resulting in serious bodily injury in Orange Circuit Court. The (Bedford Times-Mail) reports (http://bit.ly/1wyTpsR ) a second count of murder was dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

Brooks faces sentencing on Jan. 15.

The June 23 shootings killed 56-year-old Nicky Fields and 25-year-old Corey Michael Harris, and wounded 29-year-old Daniel Smitson. Brooks told investigators he and two other men charged in the case had gone to Fields' rural mobile home to get some methamphetamine.