Nederland man pleads guilty to murder

A Nederland man Tuesday morning pleaded guilty to murder and could serve up to 20 years in prison as part of a plea deal.

Kurt Kasper Jr, 28, admitted in court that he murdered Timothy James Melancon, 54, in February 2012.  The murder happened at a home in the 300 block 15th Street in Nederland.

According to 12News file stories, Melancon was found with a stab wound to the chest.  He was able to identify Kasper as his attacker before he died.

Kasper was inside the home when police arrived and was arrested.

Kasper will be sentenced by Criminal District Court Judge John Stevens on September 30.


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