A 21-year-old Decatur man pleads guilty to one count of Concealment of Homicidal Death and one count of Possession of a Converted Vehicle in relation to a homicide.
Shelby County State’s Attorney Nichole Kroncke announces the accused, Thomas Miller, pleads guilty to the charges in relation to the death of 72-year-old Sherry Hubbartt of Shelbyville.
Miller faces a maximum sentence of 24 years, which is an extended sentence because Hubbart is over the age of 60.
Authorities charged Miller with the concealment of Hubbartt’s death, alleging Miller knew Hubbartt died of homicide. They say he placed Hubbartt’s corpse in a closet and covered it with a blanket - a Class 3 Felony with an extended sentencing range of 2 to 10 years in prison.
Miller also pleads guilty to the possession of Hubbartt’s 2009 Chevy Impala, which is a Class 2 Felony with an extended sentencing range of 3 to 14 years in prison.
Clayton Anderson is Hubbartt’s grandson and he confessed to her murder. Anderson is serving a life sentence at the Menard Correctional Center.
Miller’s sentencing hearing takes place at 1:15 p.m. May 23rd in Shelby County.