Fifth man tied to Toledo gym owner's murder found guilty, handed life sentence
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:04:56 GMT —
The fifth suspect to stand trial in the murder of a Toledo gym owner has been found guilty.
21-year-old Deitrekk Boone was the last of five men arrested in connection to Joseph Lengel's 2012 murder.
On Thursday, after a three-day bench trial in which he took the stand in his own defense, Boone was found guilty by Lucas County Common Pleas Court Judge James Bates. He was convicted on charges of aggravated murder and robbery, each with gun specifications.
Boone was given a sentence of life in prison with eligibility for parole. As he left the courtroom Thursday, Boone told NBC 24 that he would appeal the sentence. VIEW: Boone says he'll be home soon
Devonte Harris, Jason Kuhns, Matthew Managhan, and Chad Brown have all been convicted in Lengel's murder. The owner of CrossFit Toledo was gunned down outside of his business at 757 Warehouse as he was opening for the day. Police said the murder was a case of mistaken identity.