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Cornell McKennelly II pleads guilty in fatal shooting at Doubles Bar in Hamilton

Posted: 10:03 AM, Jan 24, 2017
Updated: 2017-01-24 15:03:58Z

HAMILTON, Ohio -- The last of four men charged in a fatal bar shooting last summer pleaded guilty Tuesday.

Cornell McKennelly II entered guilty pleas to involuntary manslaughter with a gun specification and having weapons under disability Tuesday morning in Butler County Common Pleas Court, the Journal-News reports .

McKennelly, 38, of Hamilton, originally was charged with murder and having weapons under disability, for shooting and killing Kalif Goens on July 24 at Doubles Bar .

 

His trial was scheduled to begin Jan. 31.

Sentencing for McKennelly is scheduled for Feb. 27. He faces a maximum of 17 years in prison.

Three others involved in the gun violence that also injured seven others have already entered guilty pleas.

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