City man reaches plea agreement on 2008 murder charge

YOUNGSTOWN — A city man accused of murder has reached an agreement with prosecutors that could see him released from jail in a matter of months.

A Mahoning County grand jury indicted Tyrell Ravnell, 19, of Halleck Street, in October 2008 for the murder of Diana Noble in February 2008.

Dominique Lucky, 19, of Gordon Avenue, Campbell, and Christopher J. Hill, 25, of Jackson Street, Campbell, also had been indicted for Noble’s death. Charges against Lucky and Hill, however, have been dropped.

For the murder charge with a gun specification Ravnell was facing 15 years to life in prison for the murder charge, plus three years for the gun specification, for a total of 18 years to life.

In an agreement reached earlier this month, prosecutors have agreed to amend the murder charge against Ravnell to negligent homicide and drop the gun specification. He will plead guilty to the negligent homicide charge and improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle.

The maximum penalty for the negligent homicide charge is 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. The maximum penalty for the improper handling of a firearm charge is 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine.

For the complete story, see Tuesday’s Vindicator and

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