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Jury Delivers a Guilty Verdict in Murder of Canton Man

An Akron man is found guilty in the death of a Canton man. Friday a Summit County jury found 39 year old Paul Reed guilty of two counts of murder in the death of 69 year old James Harris. Prosecutors say in April of last year Reed and a co-defendant arranged for Harris to come over to their home to buy a car. Harris arrived and was then lured into the basement, to look at other items for sale and was then attacked by Reed. Reed will be sentenced on March 13th and faces up to 15 years to life in prison. 

Fire Rips Through Elderly Couples Home

A house fire forces an elderly couple out into the bitter cold. Fire crews were called to the blaze on State Street NW in Greentown around 1:30 Friday morning. As of 11:30 Friday morning crews had managed to contain the fire. No one was injured and officials are continuing to investigate to determine a cause. State Street at Cleveland Avenue NW to the Summit County line remained blocked off as of 2:00 Friday afternoon. 

Local Man Deemed Legally Insane In 2014 Shooting

An elderly local man is deemed legally insane and therefore is found not guilty of a shooting last year. 71 year old Roger Smith was charged after shooting his neighbor in March of last year. Apparently the victim had been walking to the front door of his home across the street from Smith and suffered injuries to the head, face and shoulder. Psychiatric evaluations found that Smith had a mental disorder at the time of the shooting. Another evaluation will be held before Smith's next hearing on March 17th where a psychiatrist will recommend where Smith should be placed. 


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