AKRON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – A mixed verdict in the Ethan Liming trial of two brothers in Akron.
21-year-old DeShawn Stafford was found guilty of aggravated assault Monday in the death of the 17-year-old.
The jury deadlocked on the involuntary manslaughter charge.
20-year-old Tyler Stafford was found guilty of misdemeanor assault.
The jury deliberated for three days.
Liming came to the defense of his friends who had fired a gel gun at the Staffords and others on a basketball court, leading to a fight.
Liming was knocked to the ground by DeShawn Stafford, according to prosecutors, hitting his head and suffering a fatal injury.