Teen pleads in murder case


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A Youngstown teen pleaded guilty Monday to murder and other charges surrounding a 2012 murder case.

Kyle Patrick, 19, pleaded guilty to murder, aggravated robbery and tampering with evidence in the April 2012 shooting of 27-year-old Michael Abighanem.

Sentencing is scheduled for March 10. Patrick could be sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

Abighanem was found dead in a house on Silliman Street on Youngstown’s West Side.

Abighanem went to the house to sell a video game and computer in connection to what prosecutors said “may have been a Craigslist ad” when Patrick shot Abighanem.

Another man, Reginald Whitfield, 23, is also charged in connection to the shooting. Whitfield is facing aggravated murder charges. A plea and sentencing hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

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