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Ohio inmate pleads to 1998 city slaying

McClaney

Already serving time for a homicide in an Ohio prison, Bernard McClaney pleaded guilty Wednesday to an Allen County murder charge.

McClaney, 37, admitted to killing 19-year-old Arthur "Artie" Rittenhouse III inside a home at 724 Hamilton Ave. in 1998.

Interviews done by police indicated the shooter went by the nickname "Sabu," which led police to McClaney, serving time in an Ohio prison on unrelated charges of aggravated robbery and voluntary manslaughter.

DNA found on a bag at the scene was consistent with McClaney's, according to court documents.

Under the terms of a plea agreement with prosecutors, McClaney's sentence will be capped at 55 years, according to court documents.

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