Northeast Ohio man imprisoned in cold-case homicide

CLEVELAND (AP) - A northeast Ohio man is going to prison for 10 to 25 years for his involvement in a 1989 slaying.

The prosecutor's office in Cuyhaoga County says 50-year-old Eric Register of Akron pleaded guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the victim, Armond Earl, was found stabbed to death with a screwdriver in his Maple Heights apartment.

Investigators had maintained a bathtub drain, a bloody screwdriver and a bloody fingerprint impression from a fan. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation linked Register to the case by fingerprints after the cold case was reopened in 2010.

He was charged with murder in November.

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