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Stapleton indicted for murder

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48-year-old Leo Stapleton was indicted on a murder charge with a repeat violent offender specification and one count of burglary. 48-year-old Leo Stapleton was indicted on a murder charge with a repeat violent offender specification and one count of burglary.
On December 21, 2016 Clark was found strangled to death inside her apartment on Metcalf Street. On December 21, 2016 Clark was found strangled to death inside her apartment on Metcalf Street.

A Lima man was indicted Thursday by the Allen County Grand Jury for the murder of his 40-year-old girlfriend, Kimberly Clark along with other charges.

48-year-old Leo Stapleton was indicted on a murder charge with a repeat violent offender specification and one count of burglary. The charges carry a maximum penalty of life in prison. On December 21, 2016 Clark was found strangled to death inside her apartment on Metcalf Street. There were signs of foul play in the apartment that led police to label her death a homicide.

Clark and Stapleton were involved in an altercation a month before her murder. Stapleton was charged with domestic violence and intoxication, but the case was dismissed when Clark failed to pursue the case against him.

Stapleton's records show he spent the majority of the last 20 years locked up in prison in the State of Indiana where he lived until about a year ago.

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