Ohioan Pleads In Killing Of Wife In Front Of Kids

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A man accused of fatally shooting his estranged wife in front of their children in southwest Ohio and then fleeing to Indiana has been convicted after pleading no contest to murder and felonious assault charges.

Forty-four-year-old Keith Wilson entered the no-contest pleas Wednesday in a Montgomery County courtroom in Dayton. A no-contest plea is not an admission of guilt, but is handled much like a guilty plea in court.

The defense attorney said Wilson is remorseful. His sentencing will be Dec. 13.

Authorities say Wilson shot 40-year-old Marny Wilson on Aug. 7 outside their house as she retrieved some belongings amid divorce proceedings. Three of their five children were home at the time.

Wilson was arrested the next day in Indianapolis by a SWAT team and returned to Dayton.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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