Guilty plea in Springfield homicide


SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – A Clark County man set to go to trial Tuesday pleads guilty instead.

Court officials confirmed Ryan O’Dell Baker pleaded guilty to one charge of aggravated murder Monday, in the death of Alana Spink. She died of blunt force trauma in June.

Baker was sentenced to life in prison, with the possibilty of parole after 20 years. 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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