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Lawrence County, OH man found guilty of murder

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A Lawrence County, OH man was found guilty in connection to a January, 2013 argument that led to the death of John McKnight at a home along Rt. 243 in Coal Grove, OH.

Rodney Delawder was found guilty by a Lawrence County jury of murder with a gun specification, improperly discharging a firearm into habitation, and felonious assault.

Police say Delawder shot and killed his brother-in-law, John McKnight and assaulted Larry McKnight, during an argument before going to his mother's home where police took him into custody.

Sentencing is set for March 12 at 8:30 a.m. in the Lawrence County Commons Pleas Court.



A man facing murder charges pleaded not guilty in Lawrence county court today.

According to the prosecutors office, Rodney Delawder is charged with murder, felonious assault, and firing a gun into a house.

The charges stem from his alleged fight with relatives in Coal Grove that left one man dead from a gunshot wound.

The Lawrence county Sheriff says Delawder fired a shotgun through the back door of his brother-in-law's house on Route 243 following the fight.

His pre-trial hearing is set for March 20.

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