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Man convicted in killing daughter going back to jail

1:23 PM, May 10, 2012   |    comments
Mitchell DeLashmitt
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A man convicted of reckless homicide and child neglect in the death of his 14-month daughter is heading back to jail.

Mitchell DeLashmitt will serve the remaining year and a half of his 5-year probation in prison for violating his parole.

Police originally arrested him in June of 2003, after the body of his 14-month-old daughter, Angel, was discovered in a pond near his home in McMinn County.

Prosecutors charged him with felony murder, child abuse, and rape, but in his 2010 plea agreement, the felony murder charge became a reckless homicide charge.

A McMinn County judge sent DeLashmitt back to jail because he didn't maintain a job and tested positive or meth last year.

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