Fri. 10:55: Laviena found not guilty of shooting

YOUNGSTOWN — A jury found Juan Laviena, 71, not guilty of the three most serious charges he faced today — three counts of felonious assault and gun specifications in a case accusing him of shooting a man in 2020.

The jury found Laviena guilty of three lesser charges — felony failure to comply with the orders of a police officer and misdemeanor aggravated menacing and violating a protection order.

He will be sentenced later.


Today's breaking news and more in your inbox

I'm interested in (please check all that apply)
Are you a paying subscriber to the newspaper? *


Starting at $4.39/week.

Subscribe Today