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Man found shot to death on the East Side



Published: Fri, May 23, 2008 @ 12:37 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — The owner of Cotton Automotive Service on McGuffey Road was found shot to death inside business.

John A. Cotton, 66, of Early Road was found in a pool of blood in his office around 9:40 p.m. Thursday, shot either in the chest or back.

First officers on the scene learned from the victim’s wife, Patsy Cotton, that her husband left for work at 8:30 a.m. Thursday and she last spoke to him at 11 a.m. that morning.

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1spenc083(7 comments)posted 6 years, 2 months ago

This is such a tragedy. John Cotton was not only a loving husband, he was the father of two wonderful young adults. He was also a mentor for many of his family members and friends. His heart was bigger than any man I know. THIS WAS SUCH A SENSELESS COWARDLY ACT. I HOPE THEY CATCH THIS CRIMINAL BEFORE HE DISTROY ANOTHER FAMILIES LIFE.

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2gman881(8 comments)posted 6 years, 2 months ago

That is such a shame, he was one of the nicest guys you'd ever meet. He helped me tow my car home on several occasions. Who ever did this needs to be brutally tortured!

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3NatJar(1 comment)posted 6 years, 2 months ago

Johnny was such a beautiful soul. Words cannot express my sadness over this cruel act. He was a genuinely great guy full of love and happiness. I am so honored to have met hime in my lifetime. Whoever did this heinous act must be brought to justice. The world has lost a wonderfuly man.

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