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Man pleads guilty to murder in LMPD officer's death

Wathaniel Woods appeared in court on April 27. (Source: LMPD)
Wathaniel Woods appeared in court on April 27. (Source: LMPD)
Updated: Apr. 27, 2018 at 1:22 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The man accused of causing the fiery crash that killed a Louisville Metro Police Department officer pleaded guilty to murder.

Wathaniel Woods appeared in court Friday where he changed his plea to guilty.

On March 28, LMPD officers were chasing Woods through the Portland neighborhood after receiving a complaint of domestic violence against him. Woods' vehicle collided with Officer Nick Rodman's cruiser at the intersection of 26th and Duncan streets.

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Rodman was rushed from the scene to University of Louisville Hospital, where he died the following day.

Woods is expected to be sentenced on June 15 at 11 a.m.

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