• Andria Kerchner pleads guilty in Deputy Barbara Pill murder case


    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - One of the defendants charged in the shooting death of Brevard County Deputy Barbara Pill has made a plea in the case.

    Andria Kerchner pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact to first-degree murder, Thursday afternoon.

    Kerchner, 21, also pleaded guilty to grand theft and burglary of a dwelling. She was sentenced to 12 years in prison, followed by a year of community control and two years of probation.

    Before being led from the courtroom, Kerchner spoke to Pill's family.

    "I'm very sorry for the family's loss. I was on a lot of drugs. I don't have any excuse for my actions," said Kerchner.

    Pill was shot and killed in March of 2012 after pulling Kerchner and Brandon Bradley over for allegedly stealing from a motel.

    Bradley is charged with first-degree murder in Pill's death. Prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty in his case.

    The state said Bradley was the shooter and Kerchner, 21, was along for the ride.

    As part of her plea deal with the state, Kerchner has agreed to testify truthfully  in Bradley's upcoming trial.

    The judge gave Kerchner credit for the 699 days she has served in jail.

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