Alton Glenn Beadles, who pleaded guilty in December to the murder of Wendy Cash in January 2017, had his sentencing date continued on Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court.

Beadles pleaded guilty in December in Halifax County Circuit Court to second-degree murder in connection with the shooting of Wendy Perkins Cash, after a shooting incident in northern Halifax County in January 2017.

The commonwealth moved to nol pros another charge against Beadles in December for use of a firearm to commit a felony.

Beadles, a 58-year-old Nathalie man, and the 44-year-old Cash were romantically involved, but the relationship took a deadly turn on Jan. 18, 2017 following an argument between the two, according to Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tracy Martin.

Beadles was arrested following a domestic disagreement that ended with Cash being shot in back of an Epperson Trail residence in Halifax County.

Sheriff’s office deputies were dispatched to a reported shooting at 1034 Epperson Trail on Jan. 18, 2017, with officers finding Cash apparently deceased from a gunshot wound.

An autopsy later revealed Clark died from a gunshot wound to the abdomen from a .38 caliber handgun.