A Warren County man has begun a 14-year prison sentence for fatally shooting his girlfriend in August 2018 after a methamphetamine binge.
Christopher Timmons, now 36, was sentenced by Judge Timothy Tepe after a new case charging him with involuntary manslaughter was filed in Warren County Common Pleas Court on July 26, according to court records.
On Tuesday, Timmons was listed in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction Reception Center, where he will be assessed before being sent to one of the state’s prisons.
Timmons was convicted in the fatal shooting of Darlene Yocum, 32, on Aug. 4, 2018, at their Hamilton Twp. home while children were there, according to reports.
He was sentenced on July 30.
Timmons is serving 11 years for involuntary manslaughter and three years on a gun specification, according to state prison records.
A hearing was scheduled Tuesday in the original case.
Timmons was facing charges of murder, felonious assault and reckless homicide, as well as five counts of endangering children.
“Upon arrival of the Hamilton Township Police Officers, several children were observed exiting the residence with blood on their persons and clothing,” an officer wrote in the affidavit of a search warrant filed in the case.
Timmons faced 15 years to life in prison if convicted of murder.
He allegedly shot Yocum after returning home from three days away from home, methamphetamine in his system, Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell said at the time of the indictment.
During the incident in the home’s kitchen, two shots were fired, including one close to Yocum’s neck, Fornshell said.
First responders who helped the children were honored for going beyond the call of duty to care for the children.
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