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Wayne County man pleads guilty in child's murder

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Jerrod Metsker (Source: Wayne County Police) Jerrod Metsker (Source: Wayne County Police)
Reann Murphy (Source: Family) Reann Murphy (Source: Family)
SMITHVILLE, OH (WOIO) -

The neighbor of a 9-year old Wayne County girl pled guilty to charges related to her murder today.

Jerrod Metsker, 24, entered the plea in Wayne County Common Pleas Court and was automatically sentenced to life in prison.

Reann Murphy was killed in December 2013.

Murphy disappeared from the Smithville Mobile Home Park where both she and Metsker lived.

A search was launched and Metsker even called 911 to report her missing.

Her body was found the next day in a trash bin.

Metsker pled guilty to the charges of rape, kidnapping and aggravated murder.

Had he not taken the deal, he could have been sentenced to death.

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