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Man charged with murder for 2020 North Linden homicide

Raphael Smith, 49, is charged with murder in the death of Eric Young in October 2020.
Credit: Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A man is facing charges after he was accused of killing a man in the north Linden neighborhood last Halloween. 

On Oct. 31, 2020, officers with the Columbus Division of Police were called to the 1400 block of Briarwood Avenue on a report of a man found in a vehicle who was possibly dead.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found 57-year-old Eric Young seated in a parked pickup truck suffering injuries from an assault.

Young was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m.

Raphael Smith, 49, is charged with murder in Young's death. He is currently being held at Marion Correctional Institution. 

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