Warren man charged with killing woman in Warren motel


By Ed Runyan

runyan@vindy.com

WARREN

The Warren Police Department has charged William L. Fambro, 44, of Fourth Street Southwest with aggravated murder in the shooting death of Teresa Hunter, 35, whose body was found Thursday in the Riverview Motel on Parkman Road Northwest.

Fambro was arrested at 11 a.m. Friday and placed in the Trumbull County Jail. He is scheduled for arraignment Monday afternoon in Warren Municipal Court.

Attempts to ask Warren police whether Fambro and Hunter knew each other were unsuccessful.

According to Warren police reports from 2013 and 2008, Fambro was charged with domestic violence involving another woman in both years.

In February 2013, police found his girlfriend on the floor crying and saying Fambro had attacked her and her 14-year-old son.

She said he knocked her down on the floor and choked her, then choked her son.

“Mr. Fambro told them he didn’t care anymore and would come back and kill them,” the report said.

In September 2008, the same woman reported that Fambro had grabbed her by the ponytail and dragged her out of the house and onto the ground and beat her.

He then threw a barbecue grill at her. A daughter of the victim said her mother had lost consciousness during that attack.

The woman failed to appear for court on the 2013 domestic-violence charge against Fambro, and the charge was dismissed.

He was convicted of domestic violence in the 2008 case and was sentenced to 30 days in the Trumbull County Jail.

Fambro also was sentenced to five to 15 years in prison in 1995 after being convicted of burglary and felonious assault for separate incidents in August and October 1994.

The burglary involved trespassing into the Southern Boulevard apartment of a man.

The felonious assault involved a knife attack on a woman, according to court documents.

Hunter, meanwhile, had filed police reports twice this year alleging domestic-violence against her by her ex-husband.

She reported in May that her ex-husband had recently been released from prison and had come to her home on Lodwick Drive Northwest to visit their children and slapped her several times and later sent her text messages threatening to kill her.

On July 27, she reported that her ex-husband punched her in the eye while she was walking near Hamilton Street and York Avenue Southwest and attempted to hit her with a metal object, so she used a stun gun on him and ran away.

He was charged with felony domestic violence, and the case was bound over to a Trumbull County grand jury, but the case is still pending.

Subscribe Today

Sign up for our email newsletter to receive daily news.

Want more? Click here to subscribe to either the Print or Digital Editions.