Overlin Pleads Guilty, Sentenced for Northwest Student's Death

Overlin Pleads Guilty, Sentenced for Northwest Student's Death

One of two suspects in the 2012 death of a Northwest Missouri State student pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Wednesday and was sentenced to six years in prison.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) One of two suspects in the 2012 death of a Northwest Missouri State student pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Wednesday and was sentenced to six years in prison.

Tony Overlin, 24, of Bethany, was originally charged with second degree murder and first degree assault in the beating death of 21-year-old Tomarken Smith outside a Maryville bar.

Wednesday afternoon, Overlin pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in Buchanan County Court and was sentenced to 6 years in prison.

Tuesday, Kevin Mooney also pleaded guilty in Nodaway County to the same charge for his role in Smith's death. Mooney is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 30.

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Smith was beaten near the corner of East 4th and Market Streets in Maryville on Sept. 14, 2012.

Smith was found unconscious and later died.
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