A man who told Hillsboro police last year he had killed a man in Columbus has pleaded guilty to charges of voluntary manslaughter, aggravated robbery and tampering with evidence.

On Dec. 21, Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Mark Serrott sentenced Nicholas Loulakis to 25 years in prison, with 440 days of jail time credit.

As previously reported in The Highland County Press, Loulakis, then 27, was reported for allegedly stealing a bottle of alcohol from a Harry Sauner Road business before 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. After being detained, Loulakis told Hillsboro police officers that he had stabbed and killed “someone in Columbus a few days ago and stole that person’s vehicle.”



Former Hillsboro police chief Todd Whited told The Highland County Press last year that Hillsboro police officers immediately contacted Columbus police, who “checked the address and found an individual deceased.”

In October 2016, Loulakis was charged with voluntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony; murder, an unspecified felony; aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony; aggravated murder, an unspecified felony; and tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony.