May 28, 2016

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Harrington sentenced to 16 years to life

ELYRIA — Jeane Harrington was sentenced Wednesday to 16 years to life in prison for killing her husband with plastic wrap in 2011. Harrington, 58, dressed in a Lorain County Jail uniform, sat with her eyes downcast for most of the hearing and spoke briefly only to her lawyer, Troy Reeves, to decline to make Read More…

Abduction, murder leaves Navajo community heartbroken

SHIPROCK, N.M. — The stranger walked with 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike into the hills of a remote area of the Navajo Nation known for its breathtaking views and the monolithic rock outcropping that stands as a beacon for miles. As the sun faded, the stranger returned alone with a crowbar tucked in his jacket; the girl Read More…

Killing of five Egyptians deepens mystery over Italian’s death

CAIRO — It was a brutal killing that became an international incident: An Italian graduate student disappeared from the streets of the Egyptian capital in January, his body discovered days later dumped by a roadside, tortured to death. The death of Guilio Regeni quickly poisoned ties between Egypt and Italy, where suspicions were high that Read More…

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…