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Pelton pleads guilty to attempted murder

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Tyler Pelton of Dickinson was scheduled to have a jury trial Wednesday, but instead pleaded guilty to attempted murder, attorneys said.

"He said he wanted to do it because he didn't want to put his wife and kids through the trial," Pelton's attorney Kevin McCabe said.

The 29-year-old is accused of running over his wife in December, which caused her to have part of her diaphragm and colon removed, according to his criminal complaint.

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