Glenn Hults, 1 of 5 charged in deadly Richmond Hill explosion, reaches plea deal

Glenn Hults
INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - A man who was one of five people charged in a deadly Indianapolis house explosion has reached a plea deal.

A plea agreement filed Wednesday in Marion Superior Court calls for 50-year-old Glenn Hults to plead guilty to assisting a criminal. A judge has set a Dec. 28 hearing to consider Hults' plea.

Jury selection had been scheduled to start Wednesday in Hults' trial on a conspiracy to commit arson charge. That charge would be dismissed if a judge accepts Hults' plea.

Prosecutors charged Hults and four others in a plot to destroy a house with a natural gas explosion to claim insurance money. The November 2012 blast killed two people and devastated a neighborhood

Two co-defendants have been convicted and two others previously reached plea deals.

Close to 20 potential witnesses were being called to testify in his case, including Monserrate Shirley, one of the main suspects who took a plea deal to help prosecutors.