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'My life will never be the same again,' Houser tells media

Published: Wed, May 30, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — Jamar Houser said the recently dismissed capital murder case against him has ruined his life.

"My life will never be the same again," he told members of the media during a news conference today.

He admonished law enforcement officials and prosecutors to focus on actual evidence instead of hearsay when investigating a capital murder case.

He also said he is considering some type of legal action against the county.

Houser, 20, had been charged with the Jan. 23, 2010, murder of Angeline Fimognari, 80, of Sheridan Road, in the parking lot of St. Dominic Church on the South Side. Fimognari was shot in the head. Her purse was missing, leading police to believe she was a victim of robbery turned deadly.

The case against Houser was turned on a palm print left on the door of Fimognari’s car at the time of her murder. Police checked that print against Houser and found there to be no match.

Mahoning County Prosecutor Paul Gains last week announced that murder charges against the accused man would be dismissed. He was released from the county jail last week after more than two years' incarceration.

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1UNCOMMONSENSE(622 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

"My life will never be the same again," and neither will the Fimognari familys' lives. Come on Jamar, come forward and tell what you know about what happened that day.

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2LawDoc(38 comments)posted 4 years ago

The two years you did in county only saved your life or kept you out of prison. I predict in the next 18 months you will be right back in. Same pod, same cell everything.

You can paint a turd gold but guess what? It's still a turd.

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3Askmeificare(1167 comments)posted 4 years ago

Hey Jamar Houser, aren't you still a loser? Haven't you had a criminal record prior to this? Actually, the tax payers should be suing you since we seem to always have to pick up your trash...

Grow up and be a man baby Jamar.

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4taxpayer1001(274 comments)posted 4 years ago

And one also has to wonder, aside from being held for two years and knowing they must have had something on him, why would dear old dad be threatening a witness and incarcerated himself for that if he didn't think his son had something to do with it?? No shock that he's considering legal action, now we really will be paying for this idoit!

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5Lifes2Short(3882 comments)posted 4 years ago

I give him a year to be back in lockup.

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6UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 4 years ago

This Hoodrat knows more then he's telling about the killing. He will be back in the slammer soon enough. These Hoodrats can't stay out of trouble and jail for long.

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7biggee(43 comments)posted 4 years ago

While the city police investigated this crime and started the process the county moved it forward. Paul Gains found there to be enough evidence to put Houser on trial for his life. Hard to believe after two years he says "our bad" and let's just forget the whole thing. If this man is innocent of this crime than what had Gains convinced he did it. Was he looking to make a high profile arrest? Remember years ago Paul accused an innocent man of trying to kill him. Then he blamed him for the fire at the courthouse. I am seeing a pattern here. This case should be used in a text book somewhere as to how not to conduct a murder investigation.

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8CantStandYa(222 comments)posted 4 years ago

Jamar was there for the crime. He just didnt leave a handprint.

Gains had witnesses to verify that and acted on it.

Gains is a huge buffoon, but lets not think he just locked someone away for nothing.

Oh and Jamar, I'll raise a glass when I read the vindy article that announces you have been gunned down by some other hood rat.

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