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Man pleads guilty to shooting ex-girlfriend

Friday - 5/3/2013, 8:32pm  ET

BALTIMORE - A man accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend after an argument over her rejection of his marriage proposal has pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder.

Prosecutors say 40-year-old Dominic Matthews entered the plea this week while his trial was under way in Baltimore City Circuit Court. He faces a maximum of 23 years in prison at sentencing July 15.

Prosecutors say on Jan. 17, 2012, Matthews broke into his ex-girlfriend's house and argued with her about her refusal to marry him. Authorities say Matthews pulled out a revolver and shot the woman in the lower abdomen. She was treated at Shock Trauma.


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