Pence was tried for the murder of Joshua Todd Weaver earlier this year. The trial began on May 6th and a plea agreement was reached on May 9th. Pence pled guilty to a lesser offense of Aggravated Assault by causing bodily injury. According to Judge John Weeks, this represents a 2nd degree felony, punishable by two to 20 years in prison. However, Pence did apply for probation and is eligible for probation, Weeks said. Pence waived the right for a jury to sentence him so sentencing will be done by Judge Weeks in approximately 30 days. Pence will remain free until sentencing.