- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) - An Ohio man has been sentenced to 35 years to life in prison for fatally stabbing a woman who lived in the same suburban Cleveland apartment complex.

Fifty-three-year-old Darnell Newett of Maple Heights was sentenced Thursday by a judge in Cleveland. A jury earlier this month found him guilty of charges that included aggravated murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and tampering with evidence.

Authorities say Newett stabbed 52-year-old Rhonda Jackson at least 74 times in March 2013. A spokesman for the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County prosecutor’s office says Newett and Jackson were friends and that it’s unclear why he killed her.

A message left with Newett’s attorney on Thursday was not returned.



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