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Dunlap man pleads guilty to murder

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SEQUATCHIE COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -

A murder suspect in Sequatchie County has pleaded guilty.

Thirty-eight-year-old Thomas Bryan Bettis of Dunlap is a co-defendant in the 2011 murder of Clifford Garden of Sequatchie County.  

Wednesday, Bettis entered a "best interest guilty plea" before the judge.  He pleaded guilty to facilitation to commit felony murder and facilitation to commit especially aggravated robbery. 

Bettis' co-defendant, Susan Baker, was convicted by a jury in March of 2014 of felony murder and especially aggravated robbery. 

Bettis was sentenced to serve 25 years on the murder charge, and 10 years on the robbery charge.

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