Akron: Life in prison for murderer of ex-girlfriend

5:20 PM, Oct 12, 2012   |    comments
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AKRON -- Judge Paul Gallagher sentenced John Pritchard, 53, of Akron, to life in prison for the murder of his ex-girlfriend.

Pritchard will be eligible for parole after serving 18 years in prison.

On Oct. 9, 2011, Pritchard shot his ex-girlfriend four times after a dispute. He then took her car and drove to New Mexico.

On Sept. 17, Pritchard pleaded guilty to murder with a gun specification, tampering with evidence, domestic violence, and grand theft.


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