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Ohio man guilty of killing and raping a 9-year-old

  • A 9-year-old girl whose body was discovered inside a trash can in Ohio was reportedly killed and raped by Jerrod Mersker. The man pleaded guilty on Wednesday and has been sentenced to life in prison. 

    USA Today notes that he was the last one to be seen with the girl at their trailer park where her body was found. He later reported the girl missing and people began to search the region. 

    The girl's family reportedly didn't want to go through with a death penalty. 

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