(Fort Campbell) U.S. Army Specialist Robbie Knight, (33), has pled guilty to killing 28-year old Brownsville resident Jeremy Priddy on October 9, 2012.
On March14, the Fort Campbell soldier agreed to enter a guilty plea for premeditated murder, robbery, maiming, housebreaking, and one specification of aggravated sexual contact. Knight was sentenced to 52 years by a military court. He is being transferred to a military prison.
Priddy’s beaten body was found in the living room of his home at 209 Ray Vincent Road by his girlfriend, Makalla Knight, who was in the middle of divorce proceedings with Robbie Knight. Makalla Knight had taken her daughter and Priddy's sister to a gymnastics class about 5:30 p.m., and returned to the residence at 7:20 p.m..
After a joint 13-month investigation between the military and Kentucky State Police, Knight was arrested in November of last year and has been in pretrial confinement ever since.