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Mineral City Man to be Sentenced Tuesday in May 2020 Killing of Pike Man

Austin Friend (Courtesy Stark County jail)

CANTON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – A 24-year-old Mineral City man has entered a guilty plea to a reduced involuntary manslaughter charge.

This, in connection with the shooting death of a 22-year-old man in Pike Township.

Austin Friend entered the plea just after a jury had been selected for his trial on Monday.

He’ll be sentenced Tuesday.

Joshua Beshore was shot dead outside his Maplehurst Avenue SE home back in May of last year.


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