December 21, 2014

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Videos: Family members, William Dembie speak at sentencing

William Dembie Jr., 45, was found guilty by county Common Pleas Judge Mark Belteski earlier this month of murder, felonious assault and domestic violence charges for the Aug. 11, 2011, slaying of Holly Dembie at the estranged couple’s Cowley Road home in Grafton Township.

Betleski, who had cleared Dembie of a more serious aggravated murder charge, sentenced the former Lorain County Jail guard to 20 years to life in prison at the conclusion of Monday’s sentencing hearing.

Holly Dembie’s family members spoke at the sentencing.

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