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Quick Pleads Guilty to 2nd Degree Murder In Circuit Court Here Tuesday

April Dawn Quick, 33, of Mtn. Home, Ark., entered a plea of guilty to 2nd degree murder and armed criminal action in Douglas County Circuit Court here Tuesday.
Quick’s plea is for the part she played in the murder of Phillip Taylor, of Mansfield, on Sept. 10, 2010, at the Gentry Roadside Park between Ava and Mansfield.
A sentencing hearing will be held on April 3, at 1:30 p.m., according to information released by Prosecuting Attorney Roger Wall.
Amy Herring, 30, also of Mtn. Home, pleaded guilty to the same charges in June 2011 and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Quick’s plea came during the January law day.
Also, on Tuesday, Judge John Moody sentenced the following people to the Missouri Department of Corrections.
Kenny Matchell, 41, Ava, was sentenced to three years in prison for 1st degree property damage after Judge Moody revoked his probation due to violation reports from Probation and Parole officers.
Amanda Dobbs, 21, Ava, was sentenced to two years in prison for possession of a controlled substance after her probation was revoked due to violations with Probation and Parole.
Christopher Berry, 28, Sparta, was sentenced to two years in prison for tampering with a motor vehicle, 1st degree, for events that occurred Sept. 20, 2011, in Douglas County.
Melissa Evans, 38, Ava, was sentenced by Judge Moody to 48 hours in jail, suspended, and one year probation for harassment after a Douglas County jury found her guilty on Dec. 12, 2011.