Man pleads guilty to attempted murder in shovel attack

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A man has plead guilty to attempted murder in a shovel attack against a woman.

Marvin Sexton, of Chesapeake, plead guilty to the charge Friday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Deputies say they responded to a home in Chesapeake on November 3 where they found a woman who was assaulted with a shovel.

She was taken to an area hospital where she is listed in critical condition.

A family member who lives in the house identified Sexton as the person who assaulted the woman.

Sexton is scheduled to be sentenced later this month.

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