August 29, 2015

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UPDATED: 14-year-old charged in Carlisle Township murder

CARLISLE TWP. – Deputies on Wednesday charged a 14-year-old boy in connection with the July 17 death of a 61-year-old man in his house on Midvale Drive. Deputies found evidence connected to the homicide in the river behind a home at 299 Greenview Drive, Carlisle Township — the same house where a suspect tied to a later Read More…

Parole board denies killer mom’s release request

The Ohio Parole Board has denied a request to release an Elyria woman who killed her 2-year-old son 25 years ago. The decision is the second time the board has rejected a parole attempt from Renee Patterson, 53, who is serving 20 years to life in prison for the killing after she was convicted of Read More…

Suspect in North Ridgeville murder-suicide had recent run-ins with law

Items left Sunday at the scene of what police are calling a murder-suicide on Laurel Circle in North Ridgeville. EVAN GOODENOW/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Timothy Hoff — suspected of fatally shooting his girlfriend, Donna Roode, before killing himself — had recent trouble with the law before the Saturday deaths. Last Monday, Hoff, 65, was charged by North Ridgeville police with gross sexual imposition in connection with a June 1 incident, according to court records. On Friday, Read More…

2 people found dead in North Ridgeville home identified

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Two people were found dead in a Laurel Circle home in what police said is an apparent murder-suicide. A Police Department news release said they received a 911 call at 1:24 a.m. today from a woman in the home and found a 62-year-old woman and a 65-year-old man dead there. The caller, Read More…

Williams receives mandatory sentence in Spraggins killing — 18 years to life

ELYRIA – Jordan Williams was sentenced Friday to 18 years to life in prison for fatally shooting Antonio Spraggins in January 2014. Neither Williams, 26, nor Spraggins’ family spoke in court before Visiting Judge Thomas Pokorny handed down the mandatory sentence on the murder and reckless homicide charges that a jury convicted Williams of earlier Read More…

Student pleads not guilty to moving dead sister’s body

ELYRIA — An Oberlin College student accused of helping move her dead sister’s body pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of tampering with evidence, obstructing justice and abuse of a corpse charges during an appearance in Lorain County Common Pleas Court. Prosecutors contend Hannah Tyburski, 19, returned home from college at the request of her Read More…

Sister charged with helping mother move body of Rachele Tyburski

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ELYRIA — An Oberlin College student has been indicted on charges she helped move her older sister’s body after their mother allegedly killed her. Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will said police don’t believe Hannah Tyburski, 19, had anything to do with the actual killing of 26-year-old Rachele Tyburski, whose partially nude body was found dumped Read More…

Lakewood mother indicted in daughter’s death

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ELYRIA — A jailed Lakewood mother accused of killing her adult daughter and dumping the body in North Ridgeville has been indicted on aggravated murder and other charges. Janet Tyburski, 46, also is charged with murder, felonious assault, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse in the March 13 slaying of 26-year-old Rachele Tyburski. Read More…

Adams found guilty of Coats murder

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ELYRIA – Tove Adams was cleared of aggravated murder, but found guilty of murder and other charges, this morning for the June 2013 slaying of Anthony Coats. The jury deliberated roughly five hours over two days before returning the verdict this morning in a packed courtroom. Adams, a 44-year-old registered sex offender, will face a Read More…

Deadly Nevada prison brawl stokes mystery about guards, guns

LAS VEGAS — This much is certain: Two handcuffed inmates at one of Nevada’s toughest prisons brawled in a hallway, and one ended up dead from several shotgun blasts. The other was declared guilty of murder, even though he never touched a gun. Prison officials acknowledged the death in November with only a short statement, Read More…