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Woman to testify against husband in Ohio slaying

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor says the wife of a man charged with killing his father in southeastern Ohio has agreed to testify against her husband.

The Athens County prosecutor says 37-year-old Rhonda Degarmore, of Glouster, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Athens to felony charges of theft, receiving stolen property and obstructing justice and agreed to testify against husband Paul J. Roberts.

Roberts has pleaded not guilty to charges including aggravated murder in his father's death. Prosecutor Keller Blackburn says Roberts hit his father in the head with a pipe in October and dumped the body beneath his father's porch in Glouster, about 15 miles north of Athens.

Blackburn says Degarmore could have been sentenced to more than five years, but received four years and 11 months.

Degarmore's attorney didn't immediately return calls Wednesday.

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