COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) - One of the four people police say are responsible for the 2009 murder of a man found burning under a bridge on Dodsworth Lane pleads guilty to avoid the death penalty.
Shawn Allen Davis, 28, was found on fire under the bridge in Campbell County. Police believe he died from injuries he sustained in a "robbery by force." Police say Mary Hartbarger, 36, and Patrick Cooke helped lure Davis to a Greenup Street Apartment as a part of an attempted robbery. They then beat him with a porcelain toilet lid, strangled him in Covington and set his body on fire in Cold Spring.
Hartbarger pleaded guilty to her charges of Complicity to Robbery, murder, and tampering with evidence.