Aubrey Toney gets life – again – in mistaken identity murder

Staff report


A man convicted of killing a 74-year-old man and wounding his wife in 2010 in a case of mistaken identity was re-sentenced Thursday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.

Judge Maureen A. Sweeney reimposed the original sentence of 29 years to life in prison for Aubrey Toney, 35, who was convicted in 2014 of the September 2010 murder of Thomas Repchic and the wounding of his wife, Jacqueline.

Prosecutors said Toney fired several rounds at the Repchics’ car at Southern Boulevard and East Philadephia Avenue on the South Side because he mistook the car for one that belonged to a man with whom he was feuding.

The case was sent back to Judge Sweeney because the 7th District Court of Appeals ruled she did not include the necessary language when she sentenced Toney on why consecutive sentences were necessary.

Read more about the case in Friday's Vindicator or on

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