TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- A Monroe County man has pleaded guilty to depraved heart murder.
Ricky Dale Otts, 34, of Aberdeen entered the guilty plea during a hearing in Lee County Circuit Court Friday.
Otts was charged in the death of Douglas Howell Thompson, 53, of Hamilton.
Deputies were called to a home on Stovall Crossing Road on May 27, 2011, and found Thompson dead.
Investigators say Thompson and Otts had a physical altercation the night before and Thompson died of blunt force trauma.
Otts was sentenced to 30 years in prison.