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Man Pleads Guilty to 2010 Murder of Exmore Woman

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EXMORE, Va.- A man could face life in prison for the fatal stabbing of a community leader in Accomack County.

According to court documents, Derrick Epps, 37, pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree murder of mental health worker Sharone Bailey. A bench trial had been scheduled for the July 2010 crime.

Commonwealth attorney Bruce Jones said Epps had been evaluated by mental professionals as competent to stand trial. Jones explains Epps had "developed an idea that the Baileys owed them cash," and stabbed Bailey to death while she was on her lunch break at her Exmore home.

A sentencing hearing has not yet been set on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

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