Guilty Plea Expected in Umatilla Co. Murder

<p>Joshua Charles Weeks</p>

Joshua Charles Weeks

A man accused of murdering a Umatilla County corrections officer more than a year ago is expected to plead guilty next month.

Joshua Weeks originally pleaded not guilty to killing 42-year-old Buddy Herron along Highway 11 in November 2011.    

The Umatilla County District Attorney says Weeks recently agreed to a plea deal.

Weeks is expected to formally change his plea in a month, with sentencing expected in July.