Sheri Sheldon, the wife of Frederick Shelton, receives a hug from prosecutor Rob Johnson after the plea hearing. John Lawless appeared in Cape May County Superior Court Monday Sept 13, 2010, and pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated manslaughter in the Sept 2009 DWI death of Lower Township resident Frederick Shelton. Lawless can face up to 30 years in state prison for the conviction. (Dale Gerhard/Press of Atlantic City). Dale Gerhard

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