Shane Padgett Found Guilty Of Capital Murder

Salem, VA - The man accused of beating a young woman to death in 2010 with a tire iron in Roanoke County, then dumping her body in Franklin County, has been found guilty.

Shane Padgett was found guilty for the capital murder of Cara Holley in 2010.

Monday in Roanoke County Circuit Court Padgett pleaded guilty to four charges, including Capital Murder during a robbery. He also pleaded no contest to the remaining six.

A judge then found Padgett guilty of all ten charges.

The plea does not involve a plea deal, according to Cara's mother, who said the death penalty is still on the table.

Padgett will be sentenced early next year.