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Pennington pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

August 25. 2013 3:20AM
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WAPAKONETA 11:19 a.m., Mar. 21 A man arrested in the death of a Lima man pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.Matthew D. Pennington, 21, of Spencerville, entered a guilty plea to voluntary manslaughter in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court, according to Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon.Sentencing will come at a future date. Pennington faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. The court terminated his bond.Pennington had been held in the death of Daniel R. King, 23, of Lima, on Nov. 2 after a shooting at a rural residence near the intersection of state Route 197 and state Route 66.A grand jury originally indicted Pennington on five counts, including murder, felonious assault, involuntary manslaughter, aggravated menacing and reckless homicide.Read more about this story in Saturday's The Lima News.

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