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Jamall Killings, man accused of beating Jamie Urton, pleads guilty

Posted at 10:40 AM, Jun 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-05 12:17:34-04

CINCINNATI -- The man accused of beating Jamie Urton before he was fatally shot pleaded guilty to felonious assault Wednesday.

Jamall Killings is accused of beating Urton after Urton hit his 4-year-old son while driving on Kenton Street in March 2017.

Killings previously testified it was "a mistake" to go to the driver after Urton hit his son. Killings admitted to opening the car door and beating Urton. But he said someone else killed him.

A judge last month sentenced Deonte Baber to 18 years to life in prison for murdering Urton.

Detective Kurt Ballman with the Cincinnati Police Department Homicide Unit testified that investigators originally identified Killings as the suspect, until they learned about video from a nearby house.

Killings had been assaulting Urton, but then Baber ran down and shot Urton, Ballman said.

WCPO will update this story.