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      Conway man pleads to manslaughter in shooting of 2

      CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - A man accused in a Conway shooting in which a man was killed and a woman was wounded has pleaded guilty to a manslaughter and battery charges.

      Authorities say 58-year-old Andrew Judd Elrod is to serve a 10-year prison sentence for the December shootings.

      The Log Cabin Democrat reports (http://is.gd/7Zy3Jv ) Elrod was originally charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of 39-year-old Charles Hooten. Elrod was also charged with shooting Hooten's fiancée, 47-year-old Debbie Ford, which drew the battery charge.

      Hooten was dead at the scene and Ford was flown to a hospital for treatment. She underwent multiple rehabilitation stints. Ford went to a Conway hospital emergency room on July 7, where she died.

      An autopsy was ordered but the results weren't entered into the court record.

      Information from: Log Cabin Democrat, http://www.thecabin.net

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