Two Word of Life Suspects Plead Guilty

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Two Word of Life members charged in connection with the brutal beating of two teenagers that led to one of them dying have pleaded guilty to felony charges.

Dan and Traci Irwin both pleaded guilty to two counts each of unlawful imprisonment, according WUTR reporter Sean Martinelli.

Both will spend two years behind bars.

Traci Irwin is scheduled to be sentenced on Monday, Dec. 5.

Dan Irwin is set to be sentenced on Friday, Dec. 9.

Eight people were initially charged in connection with incident.

Lucas Leonard died as a result of the beating, which allegedly occurred in the Chadwicks church’s sanctuary.

Christopher Leonard survived the incident.

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