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BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

Nicholas Delaney, accused of killing his ex- girlfriend Samantha Decker, has pled guilty to Aggravated Murder and will not face the death penalty.

Butler County Prosecutor Michael T. Gmoser says the decision to not seek the death penalty comes after speaking with the victim's family regarding what they would have to endure over the ensuing years of delays and appeals before the sentence would be carried out.

"Yes, taxpayers will now pay the cost of incarceration in a dangerous place, but that cost over perhaps the next twenty years of appeals would be paid anyway in addition to the continuous litigation expense on the almost endless appeals without an absolute certainty of a result." Said Gmoser.

Delaney and Decker have a young child, and Delaney has no significant criminal history, two factors Gmoser says were also considered in not seeking the death penalty.

Delaney shot and killed Decker in October. Prosecutors say the murder was premeditated and he has been held on $1.5 million bond in Butler County.

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