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Accomplice in Boardman shooting faces murder charge



Published: Wed, October 31, 2012 @ 10:23 a.m.

BOARDMAN — Brandon Hosa, 28, of Canfield has been charged with murder, resisting arrest, obstructing official business and complicity to aggravated burglary in connection with Tuesday's shooting.

Hosa was the getaway driver in the home invasion at 5011 Lockwood Blvd., according to police.

Hosa's accomplice, Michael A. Spera, 38, of Boardman, was shot fatally by the homeowner, Kevin Neal. Spera was in the kitchen when he was shot multiple times in the torso. Neal told police he shot Spera in self defense.

Police reports indicate that Neal had filed reports in the past of Spera threatening him. Neal is not facing any charges at this time.

Neal told policy Spera came at him with a knife, which was found near Spera's body.

The incident took place at about about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday. During the home invasion, Hosa appeared to be waiting in a green Dodge car, police said.

Watch Vindy.com and see Thursday's Vindicator for more on this developing story.


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1CantStandYa(160 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

you forgot to mention Neal's charges in mah co court.........ZERO POINT ZERO.

Let that be a lesson to those who automatically assumed and commented that the homeowner was somehow involved in shady prectices with the two who broke in his home to assault him.

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2busyman(239 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

I guess that is what you would say "a criminal taking care of a criminal." Bitter sweet justice. I love it when we can save the tax payers money.

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3hollywood(94 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

yesterday i said we would hear the whole story and we did!!!! kevin did everything he could to stop this from happening. why didnt the police arrest michael before this happened. multiple reports. yes kevin did exactly the right thing but to take a life for any reason messes with a persons mind. to bad he wasnt in jail for the threats. let this be an example for those thug bullies.

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4greenfireman(3 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

i agree with hollywood everything always goes to far before police do anything, but there is always the twist that even if Spera did time for anything that he would still come after neal.

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5greenfireman(3 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

@ HULKSTER WHAT MAKES ANY CRIMINAL KEEP DOING THE SAME THINGS DAY IN AND DAY OUT? SO SPERA WAS STUPID AND BROKE IN.

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6greenfireman(3 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

YES THEY NEW EACH OTHER FOR 6 YEARS. BUT 4 OF THOSE WERE SPENT THROUGH THREATS FROM SPERA.

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