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Man pleads guilty to murder charge in death of step-daughter

(Ricky Schweain (Source: Mobile Patrol) (Ricky Schweain (Source: Mobile Patrol)
CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

A Cape Girardeau County man appeared in court on Monday afternoon, Nov. 9 and pleaded guilty to second degree murder.

Ricky Schweain, of Whitewater, was charged in the shooting death of his step-daughter, Melissa Luttrell.

According to the Cape Girardeau Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Schweain's sentencing is set for Jan. 15 at 2 p.m.

According to Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Limbaugh, a charge of armed criminal action was dropped.

After Luttrell was shot and killed, police say Schweain shot himself twice.

He was arrested after being released from the hospital.

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