LIMA — Albert McDowell III faces up to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to voluntary manslaughter with a gun in the shooting of Da’veon Petaway.
McDowell, 16, previously entered an innocent plea, saying he pulled a gun because he was being beaten. He will be sentenced Jan. 25 by Judge David Cheney.
The shooting occurred March 7 outside of Meat City on Kibby Street. It was the city’s first homicide of the year. That number has now climbed to seven.