Man pleads guilty in 1992 killing

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PERU, Ind. (AP) — A Mississippi man arrested in 2012 after DNA testing linked him to an Indiana woman’s 1992 slaying has pleaded guilty in her death.

Fifty-four-year-old Timothy J. Jimerson of D’Iberville, Miss., pleaded guilty Thursday to voluntary manslaughter with a deadly weapon in the strangulation death of 27-year-old Toni Spicer.

A Miami County Circuit Court judge will decide March 20 whether he’s accepted Jimerson’s plea and a proposed 30-year sentence.

The Kokomo Tribune reports Spicer’s body was found in her Kokomo mobile home by her two children, then aged 9 and 7, and a friend in August 1992.

Jimerson was arrested in October 2012 after DNA testing linked him to Spicer’s killing.

A probable cause affidavit says Jimerson followed Spicer home from a bar the night she was slain. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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