Man pleads no contest to three Marshall Co. murders

Wednesday morning, Joshua Scott entered a plea of "no contest" to three first degree murder charges. The 21-year-old is charged with killing Chad Page, Ashleigh Lindsey, and her unborn baby in July of 2012.

"I'm feeling really disappointed and a little angry."

Tara Woodlee is Lindsey's mother.
She says she was expecting to finally hear Scott say the word "guilty" today, but that's not what happened.

"It was shaking to hear," Woodlee said.

District Attorney, Craig Ladd, says Scott now faces life in prison without parole.

"I'm hoping that his plea as no contest today will allow us to go ahead and move forward obviously to the sentencing so I feel good about that and at the sentencing hearing, the family will be allowed to be heard."

Scott's defense attorney, Eric Jones, says he's pleased with today's outcome.

"I got the death penalty off the table and he has a chance to argue for a more lenient sentence."

Jones claims Scott was being influenced by Joshua Mahaffey, Ashleigh Lindsey's ex-boyfriend.

"He was basically under his influence to some degree. Although he is still responsible for what happened. there's no doubt about that," said Jones.

Authorities say Scott killed Chad Page, stole his car, then drove Joshua Mahaffey to Lindsey's Kingston home and gave him the gun Mahaffey then used to kill Lindsey, and himself.

"The rest of my life I will be grieving for my daughter. There will be no end."

Woodlee says although nothing can ease the pain of the loss of her daughter and unborn grandchild, Scott's rightful sentencing will help the grieving process...

"She deserves justice."


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