Murder Charge Amended To Manslaughter

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A northern Kentucky teen has been sentenced to 17 years in prison after entering a guilty plea to involuntary manslaughter in the killing of 38-year-old Vaughn Acklin of Covington.

Hamilton County, Ohio Common Pleas Judge Melba Marsh sentenced 17-year-old Ronnell Rousseau of Covington yesterday. The sentence included admission of guilt to aggravated robbery.

Marsh ordered the same sentence on the same charges last week for 21-year-old Richard Johnson of Covington. Prosecutors said Johnson ordered the robbery that led to Acklin's death. A third man, Donald Moore, was accused of being a lookout. He remains in a Kentucky jail on unrelated charges and has not been tried.

Prosecutors said Johnson was being held in the Kenton County Jail and told Moore and Rousseau to rob Acklin for money to post his bail. A camera planted in the cell recorded the plot.

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