Sparks Reportedly Enters a Guilty Plea in Spurlock Murder Case

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A Garrard County man could spend up to 50 years in prison after entering a guilty plea in the murder of Savannah Spurlock.

WHAS11 in Louisville, quoting sources close to the case, is reporting that David Sparks has pleaded guilty to acting alone in her murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence. Spurlock, a mother from Richmond, disappeared in January of 2019. She was last seen alive on surveillance video leaving a bar in Lexington with three men.

Six months later, Spurlocks’ remains were found at a property in Garrard County which is owned by Sparks’ family.

Sparks was arrested for Spurlock’s murder and later indicted by a grand jury. Sparks entered a not guilty plea on July 11, 2019, the same day remains found in Garrard County were identified as Spurlock. A Garrard County grand jury indicted David Sparks on a charge of murder in the death of Savannah Spurlock on August 28, 2019.

Sparks is not eligible for the death penalty. He is set to be sentenced on December 17th.