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Thursday, December 24th, 2009
Photo by Margie Wuebker/The Daily Standard

Celina resident Phillip R. Schmidt is flanked by attorneys Steve Mielke, at left, and Steven Diller prior to sentencing Wednesday morning in Mercer County Common Pleas Court. The 60-year-old Schmidt, who has numerous health issues, will serve 13 years in prison for his role in the drug-related death of a local woman in June.

Related online story:
Phillip Roy Schmidt is headed to prison for 13 years after an unsuccessful bid to withdraw his Alford guilty plea, obtain new court-appointed attorneys and head to a jury trial. [More]
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