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Man pleads guilty in fiancée's burning death

12:34 AM, Jan 9, 2013   |    comments
Jomeka Pope
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MACON, Ga. -- A man accused of drenching his ex-fiancée with gasoline and lighting her on fire has pleaded guilty to murder and arson.

Prosecutors sought the death penalty against 36-year-old Jomeka Pope in the Aug. 7, 2005 death of 26-year-old LaTosha Taylor.

Authorities say the woman was hospitalized in a burn unit for 55 days before she died of her injuries.

Officials say Pope is likely to be sentenced Monday and could be sentenced to life in prison.

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