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Ala Man Pleads Guilty in Girlfriend's '08 Death

SELMA, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities say a man has pleaded guilty in Selma to killing his girlfriend four years ago.

Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson says Rodriguez Simpson pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge Monday in the death of Shamika Walton.

WSFA-TV reports Simpson will spend the next 20 years in prison.

Evidence shows the man admitted punching Walton in the face during a fight in 2008. She was knocked into a piece of furniture and lost consciousness.

Simpson couldn't revive Walton, and he later dumped her body in a wooded area.

Authorities say the man had a history of domestic violence.


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