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FERRARA TRIAL | Three life sentences for Marsh murders

Friday, November 22, 2013

YOUNGSTOWN — Just before he was handed three life sentences for murdering three members of a Canfield Township family in 1974, James Ferrara said he did not commit the crimes.

“You got the wrong guy,” he told Judge R. Scott Krichbaum.

Ferrara was convicted by a jury in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Thursday of murdering Benjamin Marsh, 33; his wife Marilyn; and their daughter, Heather, 4, inside their South Turner Road home in Canfield Township on Dec. 13, 1974.

Ferrara was indicted in June after finger prints collected at the crime scene were matched to Ferrara in 2009.