Man convicted of stabbing boy to death in Cherokee Park takes plea deal

Man convicted of stabbing boy to death in Cherokee Park takes plea deal
Joseph Cambron

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The man accused of killing a homeless boy in Cherokee Park in 2014 took a plea deal.

Ray Etheridge (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Ray Etheridge (Source: WAVE 3 News)

Joseph Cambron pleaded guilty to manslaughter and tampering with evidence last week.

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He was originally charged with murder in the death of 12-year-old Ray Etheridge, who was stabbed and left for dead in Cherokee Park.

Cambron was 21-years-old at the time of the murder, and was also homeless.

As part of a plea deal, Cambron pleaded to the lesser charge and stands to face 13 years in prison. He is not be eligible for probation.

A judge will formally sentence him on June 21.

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