Ohio sheriff: Suspect in slayings confessed to other killing

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ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) – A sheriff in Ohio says a man charged last week with killing two women and kidnapping another also has confessed to killing a woman about 10 years ago.

The sheriff in Marion County said Monday that 40-year-old Shawn Grate told investigators he killed a woman selling magazines sometime between 2003 and 2005.

The sheriff says the body of the unidentified woman was found in 2007 near Marion. That’s about 50 miles (80 kilometers) southeast of Ashland, where Grate was arrested last week after a woman called 911 and said she was being held inside a home.

Police then found the remains of two other women. Authorities say Grate later led them to a third body in Richland County.

Grate on Monday appeared in a video bond hearing. His attorney entered not-guilty pleas.

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