Robert Earl Buttrey pleaded guilty to two counts of murder on Friday, July 24, just days before a trial was scheduled to begin.

Buttrey was indicted for the murders of Thomas Steele and Casey Tiner in February 2007.

The plea bargain was for two five year concurrent sentences to be served in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Clarece Busby, a representative of the Somervell County District Clerk's office, said that Buttrey will be required to serve a minimum of two-and-a-half years in prison before his case will be eligible to go before a parole board.

For more information, see the July 29 issue of The Glen Rose Reporter.