Man Pleads to Murder avoiding Trial in Allen Co Court

Lima, OH (WIMA) -- A local murder trial that was set to start on Tuesday morning was called off after the defendant decided to take a plea.

49 year-old Leo Stapleton faced charges in the death of 40-year-old Kimberly Clark. Clark’s body was found inside her apartment on South Metcalf Street last December.

Stapleton pleaded guilty to murder, and now faces the possibility of life in prison.

He faces sentencing in Judge Dave Cheney's courtroom on October 20th.

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