Plea deal reached in New Castle prison death

(WISH Photo, file)
(WISH Photo, file)

NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) — The trial for a man charged with murder in the death of a fellow inmate last year in the New Castle Correctional Facility has been canceled after a plea agreement was reached.

Henry Circuit Judge Judge Kit Crane has set a July 30 sentencing for 22-year-old Taylor Baughn of Evansville. He had been charged in the death of 37-year-old Jeremiah Taylor in February 2013. The Star Press reports terms of the plea agreement have been filed in court but have not been released.

The trial had been scheduled to begin Tuesday.

Baughn had been convicted of child molesting while Taylor was serving a 12-year prison term after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a preschooler in Noble County. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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