The Zanesville man charged in the death of his girlfriend made a plea and was sentenced Tuesday morning in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court. The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office says 36-year-old David Sowers pleaded guilty before Judge Mark Fleegle to one count of murder and one count of kidnapping. On August 29th Zanesville Police responded to a 9-1-1 call at 908 Turner Street and found 29-year-old Mia Micheli beaten to death. Police Chief Tony Coury says a short time later Sowers was arrested. He was out of jail on probation for a 2013 felony robbery. The Licking County Coroner ruled that Micheli died of “blunt force trauma.”
Judge Mark Fleegle sentenced Sowers to life in Prison with no chance for parole for 36 years.
The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office issued the following statement on the Sowers murder case.