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.(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)