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Eleventh hour plea deal reached for murder suspect

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BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) Just three days before his murder trial was set to begin, a twist in the case against Tahim Simmons. 

Simmons decided to accept a Kennedy plea on Friday, whereby the defendant does not admit guilt, to 2nd Degree Murder and Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony. 

Simmons was accused of killing Calvin Carlisle of Detroit, Michigan in August of 2016. Police said Carlisle's body was found later that month, on August 25, hidden beneath a pile of brush. 

The sentencing set for a later date will range somewhere between 10-40 years in prison on the charges. 

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