A Kenmore man pleaded guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter for the shooting death of his wife.

Donald Alexander Sr., 52, was originally charged with murder and felonious assault. Under an agreement with prosecutors, he pleaded to the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter with a gun specification.

Alexander faces six to 11 years when he is sentenced Sept. 29 by Summit County Common Pleas Judge Joy Oldfield.

Police say Alexander shot and killed his wife, Shannon Meyer, 37, Feb. 24 after a quarrel at their home in the 2300 block of 14th Street Southwest. Meyer was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head about 5:30 a.m.

Alexander was scheduled to go on trial Oct. 17. He is being held at the Summit County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

Don Malarcik, Alexander’s attorney, asked Oldfield for permission Monday for his client to have a medical furlough to see his doctor. He said Alexander has heart problems, kidney failure and only one lung and needs to meet with his doctor about his medication.

“They can put me on GPS [monitoring],” Alexander told Oldfield. “I just want to see my doctor.”

Assistant Prosecutor Dustin Roth, however, opposed this request, saying Alexander is facing serious charges and could be a flight risk. He said Alexander’s doctor could visit him at the jail.

Oldfield said she will consider the request. She ordered a pre-sentence investigation of Alexander and a victim-impact statement.

Roth said the victim’s family and Akron police officers signed off on the plea agreement.

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