3 Sentenced in Liberty Double Murder

Three people who prosecutors said played a part in a 2009 double murder in Liberty Township were sentenced Thursday.

Appalonia Baker, Marquiese Floyd and Denise Jackson all worked out plea deals with prosecutors more than three years ago.

Baker was sentenced to six years, Floyd was sentenced to 22 years and Denise Jackson will spend 13 years in prison for the murders of 28-year-old Wilneice Green and her 13-year-old daughter Ja’Brayasia. Both were killed inside their Northgate Drive apartment in February of 2009.

Melvin Turner, 39,  pleaded guilty in February and was sentenced to 19 years in prison. Turner is in the midst of serving a four-year federal prison sentence in connection to a fraud scheme in Maryland. He will start to serve  his 19-year sentence for the murders in August.

“Given the amount of witnesses involved and the amount of defendants involved and work involved, it has taken a long period to get this case resolved. But fortunately in the end, they are all going to be serving lengthy prison sentences,” said Trumbull County Assistant Prosecutor Chris Becker.

All three sentenced Thursday are eligible for time served.  The last suspect in this case, James Christian, is expected to be sentenced later this month.

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