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December 13, 2017
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Rapp Pleads
(2007-10-22)
(WOUB) - A woman has pleaded guilty to charges
she destroyed letters exchanged with an inmate who escaped from a southern Ohio jail last year while awaiting a death penalty trial.

32-year-old Tina Rapp will be sentenced Jan. 2 on two counts of evidence tampering.

Prosecutors say she helped friend
John Parsons plan his breakout from the Ross County jail in late July of last year.

Authorities caught him nearly three months later as he slept in a shack not far from the jail.

Parsons is now serving a life term, after he pleaded guilty in December to the 2005 killing of a Chillicothe police officer.

Rapp could face up to three years in prison, though, under her plea agreement, prosecutors say they won't oppose her being released after 30 days.
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