A man facing a capital murder trial in Roanoke County pleaded guilty to 10 counts Monday afternoon.
Shane Padgett made the guilty plea in Roanoke County Circuit Court on Monday afternoon. Padgett’s capital murder trial was scheduled to begin later this week.
According to the prosecution, Padgett beat Cara Holley with a tire iron and raped her before dumping her body in Franklin County.
Padgett will be sentenced next year. His plea was not part of an agreement, so Padgett still could be sentenced to the death penalty.