Soules Enters Guilty Plea in Autry Case

Bowling Green,KY – One of the two men charged in connection with last
May's death of Western Kentucky University student
Katie Autry has entered a guilty plea. Stephen Soules
of Scottsville entered the plea this morning in
Warren Circuit Court.

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Chris Cohron
says Soules will receive a life sentence with no
chance of parole. He had faced the possibility of
the death sentence had the case gone to trial.
Soules and defendent Lucas Goodrum were indicted
on murder, rape, and arson charges by a Warren
County Grand jury last year. Goodrum's trial was
recently scheduled to start in January of 2005.

Katie Autry died in Vanderbilt hospital after being
assaulted and burned in her residence hall
room in May of 2003.