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Man pleads guilty to murdering ex-girlfriend in Fairfield
FAIRFIELD, Ohio (WKRC) -- A man pleads guilty to murdering his ex-girlfriend in October. A Butler County judge then sentenced Nicholas Delaney to life in prison without parole, for the murder of Samantha Decker.
Delaney shot and killed Decker on October 31. He was waiting for her at her apartment at the Villages of Wildwood. Decker's boyfriend at the time was with her, but wasn't hurt. Delaney and Decker had a child together.
Delaney could have received the death penalty. The prosecutor says Decker's family approved of the plea deal. They attended Delaney's hearing but did not want to speak. Delaney did not apologize and had nothing to say before his sentencing.