GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Attorneys have agreed to a plea deal in
the case of a Colorado man accused of keeping a woman chained in his
basement and treating her as a sex slave over the course of several
The Daily Sentinel reports
that Claude Lee Wilkerson pleaded guilty on Tuesday to counts of
second-degree assault and false imprisonment. The deal calls for six
years in prison and three years on parole.
Wilkerson's attorney, Dan Shaffer, said that both parties agreed to avoid trial, but he declined to comment further.
was arrested in February 2016 after sheriff's deputies visited his home
and found a woman who asked officers to arrest her on an outstanding
Wilkerson had also been on death row in Texas before he was released in 1983 on a court of appeals decision.
Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com