Veracruz pleads guilty to murder

James Dale VeracruzJames Dale Veracruz pled guilty to murder before District Court Judge Eddie Northcutt last week and was sentenced to 38 years in prison.

The charge is from the death of Darrell G. Blankenship, who suffered two gunshot wounds to the head. See the April 19 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for the rest of this story.