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Teen pleads guilty in death of 76-year-old Elkhart woman

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Luis Bailey (Courtesy: Elkhart County Sheriff's Department) Luis Bailey (Courtesy: Elkhart County Sheriff's Department)

The teen accused of killing a 76-year-old Elkhart woman pled guilty to murder Thursday.  17-year-old Luis Bailey was charged back in December with killing Norma Jean Hopper.

Hopper was killed during a home invasion on December 21, 2012.  Police say Bailey admitted to breaking into the home and beating Hopper to death in an effort to steal her car and any money he could find so he could buy drugs. 

Police say that Bailey went on to even show them where he hid the murder weapon.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 30, though the guilty plea came with an agreed sentence of sixty-five years in prison.

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