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Howard County teen pleads guilty in father's murder
Howard County teen pleads guilty in father's murder

A teenage girl accused of conspiring to kill her father pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree murder — abandoning earlier plans to claim that her mental state absolved her of responsibility in the gruesome death of the prominent Howard County businessman. Morgan Lane Arnold, 16, admitted in Howard County Circuit Court that she plotted with her boyfriend to kill Dennis Lane, 58, who was stabbed to death in his Ellicott City home in May 2013. Arnold is being held at Howard County Detention Center and faces life in prison when she is sentenced in August. "Certainly we will be asking for as little amount of jail time as the judge will consider," said Arnold's lawyer,...

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