MABLETON, Ga. -- A Mableton man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing his live-in girlfriend last year.
Thomas "Tootsie Roll" Schwartz admitted in court Monday to shooting 45-year-old Janice Oates in the head in their Mable Street home on July 7, 2012.
Schwartz, 47, was arrested shortly after the killing and has been in jail ever since.
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Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds said Schwartz pleaded guilty to reduced charges of voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault. A firearm possession charge was dropped.
Schwartz was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the manslaughter charge followed by an additional 20 years on the assault charge.