- Associated Press - Saturday, January 4, 2020

BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man was sentenced to life in prison on Friday for the fatal stabbing and beating of his pregnant girlfriend.

Steven Mages had faced a possible death sentence in the 2017 killing of Natasha Marie Wilson and her unborn child in Clermont County’s Goshen Township. Mages, 40, fled after the slaying and was later captured in Kentucky.

Mages pleaded guilty Friday in Clermont County to two counts of aggravated murder in Wilson’s death, and received a sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole, according to Scott O’Reilly, an assistant Clermont County prosecutor.

Mages also pleaded guilty to attempted murder and kidnapping for attacking Daniel Wilson, described in media accounts as Natasha Wilson’s cousin, after he discovered the killing. Mages received two 11-year sentences for that attack.

Messages were left Friday for Mages’ public defenders seeking comment on the pleas and sentence.

Goshen Township is roughly 31 miles (50 kilometers) northeast of downtown Cincinnati.

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