Mills County Man Sentenced For Voluntary Manslaughter

A 24-year-old Council Bluffs man is sentenced to 20 year behind bars for beating a woman to death in Glenwood last October.

Today in Mills County, Chad Fortner was ordered to serve consecutive sentences for a voluntary manslaughter, and two counts of willful injury.
Fortner had already 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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