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Two suspects plead not guilty in death of Karen Yeager

Staff Reports

PARKERSBURG –Two out of three men left accused in the death of Parkersburg resident Karen Yeager in September have pleaded not guilty.

Dominick McClung, 18, in custody at the Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Center in Boone County, pleaded not guilty to two charges of murder, robbery, burglary, concealing a deceased human body, grand larceny and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Two co-defendants Tyler Jenkins, 23, 808 Jackson Ave., Parkersburg, and Eric Dillon, 29, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail are charged with accessory after the fact to murder for allegedly helping to hide or dispose of evidence in Yeager’s murder.

Jenkins pleaded not guilty at Friday’s arraignment to the charges and Dillon ask counsel to be appointed for him, so his arraignment is pending court-appointed counsel.

A status hearing will be held 1 p.m. July 16.

In December, Michael Leadmon, a fourth defendant was sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder. Leadmon said he bore responsibility for the crime, but claimed the other suspect was the one who killed Yeager.

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