Man pleads guilty in death of ex-girlfriend

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by AP

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 18, 2012 at 8:30 PM

   FALMOUTH, Ky. (AP) -- An eastern Kentucky man has pleaded guilty to murder in the death of a former girlfriend three years ago in Harrison County.

   The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/Ny2PmF ) reports 32-year-old Bass Webb of Means in Menifee County pleaded guilty Wednesday as jury selection was to begin in Pendleton County, where the case was moved due to pretrial publicity.

   Webb could have faced the death penalty, but public defender Tom Griffiths says the recommended sentence under a plea agreement is 50 years. Sentencing will be Aug. 15.

   The case involves the death of 31-year-old Bryia Runiewicz, found dead in her home on July 31, 2009.

   Webb is also accused of murder in the death of a woman whose remains were found in 2009 after she had been missing more than six years.

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