Two men charged in murder ask for lower bonds

YOUNGSTOWN — Trial dates have been set and bonds lowered for two men accused of murder in the city.

Albert E. Whitted III, 23, of East Boston Avenue, and Joseph Valentin, 21, of East Avondale, appeared Thursday before Judge R. Scott Krichbaum of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court asking for a bond reduction and amendment to the charges lodged against them.

Their trial date is set for Aug. 23. Their bonds were lowered from $1 million to $250,000.

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