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Published: Tuesday, 9/16/2008

Lima man to be sentenced Nov. 3 in fatal drive-by

LIMA, Ohio A Lima man charged with a drive-by shooting that left a Lima woman dead pleaded guilty yesterday to three felonies stemming from the April 29 homicide.

Tony Curtis, Jr., 21, is to be sentenced Nov. 3 by Allen County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey Reed.

Curtis pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter with a gun specification, attempted aggravated murder with a gun specification, and discharging a firearm on a public roadway.

Curtis shot and killed Wendy Westergaard, 38, as she was driving along West Market Street. Police said a passenger in her vehicle, Durelle Grant, 19, was actually the target of the drive-by shooting.

Mr. Grant is charged with robbing a suspected drug dealer the incident that sparked the shooting.

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