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Shaw given life sentence for slaying



Published: Mon, May 21, 2012 @ 10:39 a.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — More than two years ago Melvin Shaw shot into a West Side home killing his 17-year-old girlfriend and wounding her 18-year-old friend — now he is headed to prison with a life sentence.

Shaw was found guilty last week of aggravated murder, attempted murder, felonious assault and improperly discharging a firearm after a week-long trial before Judge James C. Evans of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.

The Charges stem from the murder of 17-year-old Tracee Banks and the attempted murder of her 18-year-old friend Jamel Turner on June 19, 2010.

In total, Shaw was sentenced to 62 years to life by Evans.

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1fattynskinny(195 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

hurray for judge evans, wondering why not death penalty though

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2Ytownnative(1036 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

Alot better then 6 years the last one got. Now this is a deterrent

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3youngstownsucks(4 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

Electric chair! I don't feel like paying for this guy to get free butt-lovin and hot meals for the next 40 years.

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