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Murder suspect pleads guilty

James Seay (Source: WAVE 3 News) James Seay (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Orville Avis (Source: Family photo) Orville Avis (Source: Family photo)
Leland Hulbert (Source: WAVE 3 News) Leland Hulbert (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Tara Hood (Source: WAVE 3 News) Tara Hood (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man who already served time for two murders pleads guilty in connection with a 2013 stabbing death.

James Seay entered an Alford plea in the stabbing death at Dosker Manor of his friend, Orville Avis. Under an agreement with the Commonwealth Attorney, Seay will get a 20 year prison sentence.

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"It's kind of a way for defendant to say I didn't really do it, but they probably against me, it doesn't make a big difference to us, because his time is the same," said Leland Hulbert, Assistant Commonwealth Attorney.

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"What he done will never bring my dad back, or what he got will never bring my dad back, and only thing that there is other people safe now," said Tara Hood, victim's daughter.

Seay was convicted of a 1982 murder and spent 14 years behind bars. He was sent back to prison for 24 years for a 1996 stabbing death, but he never served his full time for those two killings.

Formal sentencing is set for October 28.

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