April 30, 2016

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Baby sitter indicted in death

ELYRIA — A Lorain baby sitter has been indicted on murder, involuntary manslaughter and other charges in the death of an 18-month-old girl she was watching last year. Summer Shalodi, 30, also faces charges of endangering children, corrupting another with drugs and tampering with evidence in the death of Nadia Nicole Gibbons on Dec. 13. Read More…

Virginia man to plead guilty to two murders, avoid death penalty

RICHMOND, Va. — Two remarkably similar murder cases that amplified concerns about campus safety are expected to end when a Virginia man enters a plea deal that will spare him a possible death sentence. Jesse LeRoy Matthew Jr. is expected to enter pleas resolving the Hannah Graham and Morgan Harrington cases Wednesday, according to Albemarle Read More…

Elyria man pleads guilty to murder in botched robbery

ELYRIA — The Elyria man who fatally shot Adam McNeal during a botched robbery last year pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder and other charges as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. Terence Nevins, 20, had been scheduled to go on trial for the killing Tuesday when he entered pleas to murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated Read More…

Jury finds man guilty of murder in roommate’s death

Brad Dicken and Jon Wysochanski | The Chronicle-Telegram ELYRIA — A jury found Ryan Raider guilty Wednesday of murder and felonious assault charges for fatally shooting his roommate, Brandon Smith, once in the head over what prosecutors described as his desire to win the affections of Smith’s girlfriend. The jury cleared Raider, who stood stone Read More…

Jury selection begins in Avon roommate shooting case

ELYRIA — The trial of an Avon man accused of shooting his roommate in the head in 2013 began Monday with jury selection. Ryan Raider, 27, faces life in prison if convicted of aggravated murder, murder and felonious assault for the shooting death of 29-year-old Brandon Smith. Smith’s girlfriend, Emily Markel, told Avon police after Read More…

Suspect in Las Vegas crash had overcome homelessness, other adversity

LAS VEGAS — It wasn’t long ago that the woman arrested in the deadly Las Vegas Strip sidewalk crash seemed to be doing well for herself. After a rough childhood that included a period of homelessness in high school Lakeisha Holloway had become an award-winning high school graduate and caring mother. That recent picture of Read More…

Olympian Pistorius remains on house arrest as murder sentencing date set

PRETORIA, South Africa — A judge on Tuesday let Oscar Pistorius remain under house arrest at his uncle’s mansion and set an April sentencing date, five days after an appeals court convicted the double-amputee Olympian of murder for killing his girlfriend. In the meantime, Pistorius’ legal team plans to appeal his murder conviction in South Read More…

Olympic runner Pistorius now guilty of murder, not manslaughter, after appeals court ruling

JOHANNESBURG — A South African appeals court on Thursday convicted Oscar Pistorius of murder, overturning a lower court’s conviction of the double-amputee Olympian on the lesser charge of manslaughter for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to death in 2013. Justice Lorimer Eric Leach of the Supreme Court of Appeal delivered the ruling by the five-judge tribunal Read More…

North Ridgeville killing to go to county grand jury

ELYRIA — A grand jury will hear the case of a North Ridgeville man accused of shooting his wife to death Friday night in their Jaycox Road home. Some 15 to 20 family members of Gloria Svec sat quietly waiting for more than 90 minutes Tuesday for a scheduled preliminary hearing for Ronald Svec, Gloria’s Read More…

North Ridgeville man accused of wife’s killing enters no plea in first court appearance

ELYRIA — A North Ridgeville man charged in the shooting death of his wife appeared in court Monday but entered no plea. Ronald Svec, 74, was arraigned before Elyria Municipal Court Judge Lisa Locke Graves, who set bond of $750,000 on each of two counts. According to court records, Svec entered no plea on either Read More…