Tuesday, November 14, 2000

Driver in fatal student shooting gets probation

The Associated Press

        CANTON — A judge Monday spared a possible prison sentence of up to five years for a 19-year-old convicted of obstructing justice in a high school student's shooting death.

        Mandez Davis of Canton drove Marcus Green, 18, to and from the parking lot where Stanley Jones, 17, was shot and killed on July 26.

        Judge Richard D. Reinbold sentenced Mr. Davis to probation instead of prison.

        “His past was such that I felt prison was not necessary,” the judge said.

        Police said Mr. Green shot Mr. Jones to death in Timken High School's parking lot because they did not get along. Police said the two had participated in counseling to improve their relationship.

        Mr. Green, of Canton, was sentenced Nov. 2 in Stark County Common Pleas Court to 17 years in prison. As part of a plea agreement, Mr. Green, who had been charged with aggravated murder, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, using a gun and tampering with evidence.


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