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Mercer mother pleads guilty in shooting death

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PRINCETON (WVVA) - A Mercer County mom has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of another mother.

42-year-old Judith Kowaleski admitted to shooting 42-year-old Elizabeth Slagle once in the chest after an argument that allegedly began over their children fighting on a school bus last march.

Police said at the time, the two were texting and arranged to meet and settle the argument. Kowaleski entered a plea before Judge William Sadler Tuesday in Mercer County Circuit Court.

She could be sentenced to between 3-15 years behind bars. Her sentencing is set for March 10.

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