Hamilton County, TN – According to the court documents, his name is Rodney Antonio Gearing and he pleaded guilty to Second Degree Murder on Friday.

The Hamilton County Criminal Court officials say the 48-year-old defendant was sentenced to 25 years in prison with 100% of the time to be served.

This incident occurred in the 5400 block of School Street in Ooltewah on July 23, 2018.

The victim, Gary McPherson, was killed at his home.

Authorities charged Gearing two months later.

This story will be updated as new information become available.