SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – A woman has pleaded guilty to charges related to a New Year's Day trailer park gunfight that left dead a western Ohio sheriff's deputy and the man who shot her.
Clark County prosecutor Andy Wilson says Maria Blessing pleaded guilty Monday in Springfield to obstruction of justice and a weapons-related complicity charge and could get up to five years in prison.
Authorities had accused Blessing of helping Michael Ferryman get the gun they say he used to kill Deputy Suzanne Hopper and injure another officer at a trailer park near Springfield, 50 miles west of Columbus.
The deputy was married and had two children. Ferryman was killed in the shootout.
Blessing turned herself in to authorities in Ravenna in northeast Ohio when she was indicted in April. Her attorney hasn't returned calls seeking comment.