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Friday, October 29, 2010

Guilty plea in Platte County rest-stop murder

Hughes

John Hughes has pleaded guilty to killing a trucker at a Platte County rest stop in 2008, Glenn Rice reports. The murder happened during a robbery attempt: Hughes' girlfriend reportedly lured the victim, Valentin G. Kirilchuk, into a bathroom, where Hughes tried to rob Kirilchuk.

According to court records, when authorities asked Hughes why he killed Kirilchuk, he said: “I don’t mean to be smart-ass about it, but you shouldn’t try to fight with somebody with a gun.”

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