Jarred Tabor Long, the co-defendant of Jessie Goslyn in the 2012 murder of Vincent Goslyn, entered a guilty plea to the crime Wednesday in Christian Circuit Court.
The plea deal for first-degree murder comes with a recommended 30 year sentence, according to Circuit Judge Andrew Self, who accepted Long’s plea.
Long, a Colorado native, allegedly shot Vincent Goslyn to death on Fidelio Road in Christian County when Goslyn stopped to help Long, who was pretending to have car troubles. Goslyn’s wife, Jessie Goslyn, has pled guilty to complicity to murder for her role, which was luring her husband to Fidelio Road.
Special prosecutor Mark Blankenship, the Commonwealth’s Attorney in Marshall and Calloway Counties, says he thought 30 years was fair considering Jessie Goslyn received 22 years.
Defense attorney Mark Bryant represents Long and says he thinks it was a just deal and his client feels terrible about what happened.
Jessie Goslyn had been set to testify against Long at trial, which had been scheduled for April. Final sentencing was set for May 23 at 1 p.m. **