Hatton Case Update

A Defiance man enters pleas in a domestic violence case in Defiance County…while an attempted murder charge will be dismissed. Kellis Hatton pleads no contest to two counts of domestic violence, each a third-degree felony, and was found guilty of each. The judge ordered a pre-sentence investigation and continued Hatton’s bond. Sentencing was scheduled for March 20. He was out on bond and was not being held in the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio. Hatton strangled his live-in girlfriend. The woman was later examined by medical professionals after an investigation was initiated, but not hospitalized.

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