A Frankfort man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter and assault charges in the 2019 shooting death of Xavier Cochrum earlier this year will spend at least the next two years behind bars after being denied by the Kentucky Parole Board on Tuesday.

In late March, Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd sentenced 21-year-old Elijah Amburgey to 10 years, in accordance with the Commonwealth’s recommendation, after he pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and second-degree assault, both Class C felonies.

Elijah Amburgey

Elijah Amburgey

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Elijah Amburgey stands with his public defender Brad Gordon during his change of plea hearing in Franklin Circuit Court on Jan. 13. (Chanda Veno | State Journal)

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