(07/23/2013)
Daniel Turner pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree murder in Kanawha Circuit Court, 14 years after a woman's nude corpse was discovered near Walton in Roane County.

Turner entered his guilty plea in the slaying of Terry Clark, 41, whose body was found along Route 119.

Charleston police had been trying to solve the cold-case crime for years.

A DNA sample was obtained from Turner, with a DNA sample from Clark's murder providing a perfect match.

Turner had been serving jail time for a drug charge in Tennessee when he was indicted for Clark's murder.

Turner's sentencing is set for Aug. 29.

Prosecutors are recommending 30 years concurrent with the federal drug sentence that expires 2015.

Turner told police he hit Clark and strangled her with a shoelace because he felt set up for a robbery during a drug deal.

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