Lavelle Stanley convicted of aggravated murder


A jury in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court took two hours to convict a man charged in the death of a man in November.

Lavelle Stanley, 24, of East Judson Avenue, was convicted of aggravated murder, attempted murder and felonious assault along with firearm specifications before Judge R. Scott Krichbaum.

Stanley was accused of killing Elliot Stewart, 25, and wounding his 26-year-old brother about 5:20 p.m. Nov. 15 outside a Southern Boulevard business.

Police said Elliot Stewart was shot after he tried to break up an argument between two women and that Stanley was upset Stewart intervened.

Jurors began hearing testimony Tuesday, heard closing arguments late Wednesday afternoon and returned their verdicts at 7 p.m., about two hours after they started deliberating.

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