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Woman pleads guilty in Waterloo, Ind., deputy's shooting

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Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 9:54 am

AUBURN — A northeastern Indiana woman whose boyfriend was killed by police after he shot an officer has pleaded guilty to aiding in attempted murder.

The Auburn Star reports 34-year-old Julie Marie King pleaded guilty Friday as part of a plea agreement for her role in the December 2011 shooting of Waterloo Deputy Marshal Steve Brady. Brady was shot just below the left eye socket.

Her 41-year-old boyfriend, Ralph Hardiek, was fatally shot by police several hours later when he pointed a gun at them.

Prosecutors agreed to drop a murder charge accusing King of committing a crime in which a person was killed. The agreement calls for a maximum sentence of 38 years in prison. Judge Monte Brown is scheduled to sentence King on May 6.