Third defendant pleads in Tuscarawas County murder case


    <p>A Mingo Junction man pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter bringing a murder case nearly to a close, according to a report from The Times-Reporter. (WTOV){/p}

    TUSCARAWAS COUNTY, Ohio (WTOV) — A Mingo Junction man pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter bringing a murder case nearly to a close, according to a report from The Times-Reporter.

    Luke Cabbage, 19, was killed last September in Tuscarawas County. He was shot in the back and left in the yard of a Newcomerstown home.

    Kyle Boyd, 23, pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and conspiracy.

    The Tuscarawas County prosecutor is recommending he serve seven years in prison. Sentencing is set for July 6.

    Earlier this year, 20-year-old Jordan Robinson of Bloomingdale also pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and conspiracy, along with aggravated robbery. He received seven years in prison.

    It was 19-year-old Arnoldo Moreno-Orduno of Dillonvale who admitted to pulling the trigger to kill Cabbage. Moreno-Orduno received a life sentence with the possibility of parole after 25 years.

    Boyd had been scheduled for trial Tuesday when he entered a guilty plea. Police said Cabbage's murder was the result of an armed robbery that occurred during a drug deal.

    Right now, Boyd is free on a personal recognizance bond.

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