Terry Blankenship entered his plea Friday as part of a deal with Hamilton County prosecutors, who agreed to not seek a death sentence.

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man accused of killing a police officer by crashing into her during a chase last year has pleaded guilty to aggravated murder.

Terry Blankenship entered his plea Friday as part of a deal with Hamilton County prosecutors, who agreed to not seek a death sentence.

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The 43-year-old Blankenship then received a life term, though he will be eligible to seek parole after serving 30 years.

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Springdale officer Kaia Grant was killed on March 21 after she was struck while Blankenship was fleeing police.

Another officer was treated for injuries and survived.

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