Gilbert pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter

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LAURA GERMANN, JOHN HAMILTON
Staff Writer

Natosha Gilbert, 28, of Lima pleaded guilty to one charge of involuntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony, Friday in the Auglaize County Common Pleas Court, in connection with the murder of Charles Hicks of Uniopolis in 2014. The plea was part of a plea deal.

Gilbert was originally charged with one count of murder, no degree; one count of aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony; and one count of intimidation of a witness, a third-degree felony. She has had multiple pretrials before today's pretrial.

According to Andrew Augsburger from the Auglaize County Prosecutor's office, both Gilbert and Sarah McPheron acted as lookouts while the murder was committed.

McPheron entered a plea of guilty to one charge of involuntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony, on Oct. 27, 2015. McPheron was released on bond. A sentencing hearing was originally scheduled for Jan. 4 but Judge Frederick Pepple of the Auglaize Common Pleas Court ordered it be continued to a later date.

See Friday's print edition for the full story.

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