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April 15, 2014GLENWOOD, Iowa | By: Associated Press (AP)
A judge has sentenced a Council Bluffs man to 20 years in prison for the death of a Glenwood woman.
Reports indicate 24-year-old Chad Fortner was sentenced Monday in Mills County District Court after pleading guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of causing bodily injury in the death of Carol Meston.
Fortner was staying with the 47-year-old Meston in October 2013 when she intervened in a shoving match between him and another man.
Meston fell, hit her head and lost consciousness. She died the next day.
Fortner was charged with second-degree murder before making the plea agreement.
He will serve a concurrent sentence for four drug charges.
Fortner was released from prison last June after a 2012 conviction for involuntary manslaughter.