Man Receives Plea Deal After Lying To Police
Nick Curtis pleaded guilty to the perjury charge for lying to police about what happed the day that Kayla Qualls was murdered in November 2012.
Qualls body was found in the rear of her SUV by hunters in Franklin County in a wooded area behind the UT Tree Farm on Spring Creek Road. An autopsy revealed that she had been beaten to death.
The investigation into the murder revealed that Nick Curtis’ father Michael Curtis committed the murder and at the time of his arrest he allegedly admitted to investigators that he killed her.
Nick Curtis is the father of Kayla Qualls’ two young children who were in the Curtis residence the day of the murder.
Nick Curtis reached a plea bargain deal through his attorney Craig Northcott and Assistant District Attorney Kristy West. He admitted to lying to police and obstruction of justice. Investigators have alleged that he knew about the murder.
In exchange for Nick Curtis’ plea he will be required to serve one year in the Coffee County Jail and four years’ probation. His father is being held in jail awaiting trial in February on the murder charge.