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Man Pleads Guilty in Murder of Covington Teen

A man pleaded guilty Friday in the shooting death of a teen in Covington.

Christopher Hill pleaded guilty to robbery and murder charges, Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders told The River City News.

Hill, 24, faces twenty years in prison that would be served consecutively with the three he was given last March for escape and being a felon in possession of a firearm, also in relation to the December 2011 shooting death of Brett Thornberry, 18, on the 1000 block of Greenup Street.

Two teenagers and Hill were arrested in connection to Thornberry's death. Romello Rice, who was 16 years old at the time of Thornberry's murder, pleaded guilty in November 2012 and agreed to testify against the other two defendants.

The second teen was never identified publicly but was 15 years old at the time of the killing.

In March of last year, Sanders told The River City News that on the evening of Thornberry's death, Hill cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet and fled his house arrest.

Photo: Scene of Brett Thornberry murder/RCN file