Ironton woman admits to murderPublished 12:25pm Monday, February 18, 2013
A 23-year-old Ironton woman pleaded guilty today to the June murder of an Elizabeth Township man.
A jury trial was to begin Tuesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court for Ashley Seagraves, who shot Delmar Jenkins in his home while he slept.
Judge Charles Cooper set sentencing for 9 a.m. Tuesday.
In addition to murder, Seagraves also pleaded guilty to felonious assault, first-degree aggravated burglary and third-degree tampering with evidence.
Seagraves was indicted by a Lawrence County Grand Jury in June 2012 after she was arrested for shooting Jenkins in his home while he slept. A later indictment in August charged the woman with taking a safe from Jenkins’ home the night he was shot. The safe was later recovered by authorities.
Seagraves was later charged with felonious assault after she attacked a jail matron using an item she fashioned into a sharp weapon and also trying to choke the jail matron.
Since her arrest, Seagraves has been held in the county jail on a $1 million bond.