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Gunman pleads guilty to killing wife in Kingsport dental office

RAIN SMITH, Kingsport Times News • Oct 29, 2019 at 11:46 AM

BLOUNTVILLE — Two months after pleading not guilty to slaying his estranged wife in a Colonial Heights dental office, a Blountville man has now pleaded guilty in the case and been handed a life sentence.

Harry Weaver, 64, appeared Tuesday morning in Sullivan County Criminal Court in Blountville. According to Sullivan County Assistant District Attorney Kaylin Render, the plea agreement was reached after consulting with family members of the victim, Kelly Weaver — and will block any eligibility for parole until Harry Weaver would be 115 years old.

It also avoids a potential lengthy trial in which prosecutors were contemplating, in unison with family members, whether or not to pursue the death penalty. More about Weaver’s plea from our partners at the Kingsport Times News.

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