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Twice convicted of fatally poisoning her, former Ohio undertaker pleads guilty in her death
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, February 1, 2014 10:56 AM EST
A former northeast Ohio undertaker who was twice convicted of killing his wife using poison has pleaded guilty to charges in an agreement with prosecutors to avoid a third trial.
Twice since 1992, juries in Cleveland found Girts guilty of aggravated murder. Both convictions were overturned over prosecution errors and the appeals court ordered new trials.
The 60-year-old Robert Girts was sentenced to six to 30 years in prison but will get credit for more than 15 years he previously served.