Sentencing for Jacob LaRosa may be delayed


Sentencing for Jacob LaRosa, who killed his elderly neighbor in her home in 2015, may be delayed.

Defense attorneys with the Ohio Public Defender’s Office filed a motion with Judge W. Wyatt McKay of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court asking to be given until May 25 to submit a sentencing memorandum to the judge.

The attorneys had agreed to file the memorandum by May 11, the filing says. Judge McKay has not ruled on the request.

LaRosa, 18, of Lafaette Avenue in Niles, brutally murdered his neighbor, Marie Belcastro, 94, in her Cherry Street home March 31, 2015. LaRosa was 15.

LaRosa could get life in prison without the chance of parole or a lesser life sentence after he was convicted of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and attempted rape.

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