Salem Man Arrested for Murder

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A Salem man is facing charges for killing a woman on Wednesday.

Police said Mason Feisel was apprehended on murder charges on early Wednesday for killing his live-in girlfriend. Officials said Feisel confessed to killing the woman.

Co-workers and neighbors said Samatha Shasteen, 32, was killed early Wednesday. Police refused to confirm her identity.

Investigators said they found Shasteen dead about 7 a.m. in the bathroom of her home at 2107 Oak St. Salem police and the crime scene unit from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation are handling the investigation.

Police were unsure how she died. Police said Feisel lived at the home and in Boardman.

A relative went to the home and saw Feisel in the garage. Police found him hiding behind a tree in the backyard of the home. He was taken to Salem Hospital for what appeared to be self-inflicted injuries, police said.

Salem Police Chief J.T. Panezott said Feisel had several injuries to his arms and neck and was bloody when police arrived.

Next door neighbor Ileana Briceland said they had never seen anything unusual going on at the home and had just seen the couple Tuesday.

Shasteen, co-workers said, was a cake decorator at Clarencedale Cakes on South Avenue in Boardman. Employees there called Salem police when she failed to show up for work. They said they asked police to check on her welfare because it was unlike her to miss work or be late.

The shop closed for the day and workers said they are not taking any new orders. Employees said they will sell special cupcakes in Shasteen’s honor next week and will give the proceeds to her surviving daughter.

Police said Feisel could possibly undergo a mental evaluation and will then be sent to the Columbiana County Jail.

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