Sentencing For Woman's Death Set For March 31st

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A 24-year-old Council Bluffs man is scheduled to be sentenced March 31st for killing a woman in Glenwood last fall.

Chad Fortner plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter and a related charge after prosecutors dropped a charge of second-degree murder. Authorities say Fortner killed 47-year-old Carol Meston, who was found unconscious in her home on October 12th and died the next day.

Fortner, who was staying with Meston, originally told authorities he was involved in an altercation at the home with a male acquaintance. He said Meston was knocked down during the altercation, hitting her head on a piece of furniture.

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