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One of three men charged in fatal Toledo shooting pleads guilty

He faces up to 22 years in prison

One of three men charged in the fatal shooting of a man outside a convenience store pleaded guilty today in Lucas County Common Pleas Court.

Demarcus-Lawhorn

Demarcus Lawhorn

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Demarcus Lawhorn, 25, of the 1000 block of Nebraska Avenue was then found guilty by Lucas County Common Pleas Judge James Bates of involuntary manslaughter with a firearm specification and felonious assault for the Sept. 9 slaying of George Smith, 24. He was shot to death in his car outside the 7-Eleven, 1101 Western Ave.

Lawhorn, who is being held in the Lucas County jail, faces up to 22 years in prison when he is sentenced May 23.

Co-defendant Davonte Nicholson, 21, of the 1000 block of Avondale Avenue currently is scheduled for trial March 28 on charges of aggravated murder and murder.

A third suspect, Alexander Williams, 31, of the 1800 block of Perth Street was arrested March 2 in Hopkins, S.C., on the same charges. He has not yet been extradited to Toledo.

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