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Kristen Jorris was sentenced to jail back in 2008 on charges of Involuntary Manslaughter and Permitting Child Abuse. Those charged were filed after her young daughter died as a result of serious injuries back in 2007. The Ohio Parole Board has submitted a recommendation for Jorris to be released after serving fourteen and a half years of her fifteen year sentence. 

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Douglas Obendorf is accused of engaging in sexual conduct with a minor. He previously entered a plea of guilty to Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a minor, a felony of the fourth degree. Obendorf previously faced an additional charge of Attempted Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor, but the charge was dropped in exchange for his guilty plea.

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Dustin Herron appeared in Allen County Common Pleas Court for his sentencing hearing Friday morning. Herron received a sentence of 54 months in prison, with post-release control for five years. Herron must also register as a Tier 2 sex offender. The alleged incident occurred on July 25th of 2020. Herron was accused of inappropriately touching a girl that was 12-years-old at the time.

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John Morici faced Aggravated Robbery charges after prosecutors say he threatened a clerk at knifepoint, stating that he would "gut him like a fish".  The incident occurred at a Dairy Mart in Allen County back in April of 2020. Morici has been sentenced to 4 to 6 years in prison. 

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According to an Indictment, Marcos Jesus Zavala was arrested after failing to seek medical attention for his son during the dates between May 17th, 2019 to August 21st, 2019, resulting in serious physical harm. Zavala was then indicted on one count of Felonious Assault (2nd Degree Felony) and one count of Endangering Children (3rd Degree Felony).

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Marquez Pritchett was indicted on charges of murder with a firearm and having weapons under disability by the Allen County Grand Jury in June of 2020. He's accused of the 2017 murder of Shannon Scott. Family members found Scott shot to death in is Michael Avenue home. Pritchett, his representative, and the prosecution presented a plea of guilty to a bill of information for voluntary manslaughter (Felony 1) with a firearm specification. The plea also includes an agreed upon sentencing of seven years for voluntary manslaughter and three years for the firearm specification. The new plea agreement will dismiss the indictment of murder.

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Eric Wilson, Jr. has been convicted on eight charges like Felonious Assault, participating in a criminal gang, and improper discharge of a firearm into a home. In retaliation for the murder of Christian Laws, Wilson was firing shots around Cole Street and Edgewood Drive on June 21st, 2019.

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Brown was responsible for the fire at 1132 West Market Street. At the time, it was a transitional home used by Family Promise. We reported in 2018 that Brown was formerly homeless and became the house manager of the home. The defense attorney was hoping for mental health help for Brown rather than prison time. Brown says he lit his mattress on fire to try and hurt or kill himself. No one else was home. The judge found Brown was remorseful because of the steps he took after the fire.

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Chaz Jackson was found guilty on at least one of his charges after his November trial. Our Eran Hami was in court for Jackson's sentencing today(12/16/19) for his role in the death of Ryan VanBuskirk. A jury heard the case just a month ago and found Chaz Jackson guilty of involuntary manslaughter with a three-year firearm specification but not guilty on a charge of murder. After deciding a couple of factors including that Jackson didn't seem remorseful, the judge sentenced Jackson to the maximum possible penalty of 14 years in prison.

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A plea agreement has been reached in the case of a Logan County woman, accused of killing three of her children. 27-year-old Brittany Pilkington entering a guilty plea, to two counts of murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter. She admitted to causing the deaths of her sons Niall, Gavin, and Noah. One child died in 2014, with the death initially believed to be an accident. The other two children died in 2015, bringing about an investigation into the case. Following the plea, the judge sentenced Pilkington to seven years in prison for the involuntary manslaughter charge and two life sentences, to be served consecutively, for the murder charges.