Man could face death penalty in Dayton slaying

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A jury will recommend to a judge whether a 23-year-old Dayton man should get the death penalty for killing another man with two close-range shots to the head in 2012.

The same jury convicted Anthony Stargell Jr. on Thursday of aggravated murder and other charges following a lengthy trial.

The Dayton Daily News ( ) reports the panel will return on Monday to begin hearing evidence to determine if execution or life in prison is appropriate for Stargell.

Stargell was convicted of killing Tommy Nickles at Nickles' Main Street business, Quality One Electric, on April 2, 2012. He faced nearly two dozen charges including that he tried to set fire to the business.

Jurors were shown surveillance video that captured the killing of Nickles and his dog.


Information from: Dayton Daily News,

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