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Suspect pleads guilty to September, 2019 death of Parkersburg woman

Published: Mar. 24, 2021 at 3:47 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 24, 2021 at 7:02 PM EDT
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Dominic McClung entered guilty pleas this afternoon in Wood County Circuit Court to two counts, in the September, 2019 death of a Parkersburg woman.

McClung admitted in court to stabbing Karen Yeager to death during a robbery at her Parkersburg home, and leaving her body underneath the Fifth Street Bridge.

McClung said he and others went to the Yeager home to commit a robbery.

“Me and Michael Leadmon were robbing a house, and out of fear, he grabbed her and I stabbed her,” McClung told Judge Jason Wharton Wednesday.

Leadmon, was sentenced in 2019 on related charges. Charges against two others are pending.

McClung said several items, including two guns, a computer and jewelry were taken from the home. Leadmon said the same at his plea hearing in October, 2019.

McClung, who also pled guilty to concealment of a deceased human body, faces sentencing April 29. He could get life in prison, with the opportunity for parole after serving 15 years.

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