Second Guilty Verdict in Killing of Jackson Woman

AKRON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – A Rittman woman is again found guilty of aggravated murder for the 2012 killing of a Jackson Township woman.

41-year-old Erica Stefanko was found guilty Wednesday in Summit County Common Pleas Court.

The jury deliberated for seven-and-a half hours.

She’s being sentenced Thursday afternoon.

Stefanko had been found guilty previously, but her conviction was overturned in 2022.

She’s accused of luring 25-year-old Ashley Biggs to a remote location in New Franklin where Chad Cobb beat her to death.

Cobb is serving a life sentence.

The trio was in disagreement over a custody case.