Couple in freezer case waive preliminary hearing


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YOUNGSTOWN — Two people charged with abuse of a corpse after the body of a missing woman was found in a freezer waived their preliminary hearings in municipal court.

Abuse of a corpse charges against Arturo Novoa, 31 and Katrina Layton, 34, both of Mahoning Avenue, were bound over to a Mahoning County grand jury by Judge Robert Milich.

The body of Shannon Elizabeth Graves, missing since Christmas, was found July 29 in a freezer in Campbell that the two had access to.

A cause of death for Graves is pending.

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