7 years after her disappearance, husband pleads guilty in wife's death

1:38 PM, Jul 15, 2013   |    comments
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More than seven years after her disappearance, the husband of a missing Knoxville mother has reached a plea deal in her death.

35-year-old Pamela Knight disappeared in 2005.  Investigators say she left her home with her husband, Paul, and never returned.

Since her disappearance, police called Knight's husband a person of interest.  Then, in January of 2012, men searching for scrap medal found Knight's remains in a wooded area of Loudon County, and he was finally charged.

In court on Friday, 41-year-old Paul Knight pleaded guilty to second degree murder in his wife's death.  Under the deal, he will serve 15 years in prison for Pamela Knight's murder. He'll serve that sentence consecutively with a 16 year sentence for a federal gun conviction.

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