Judge denies Youngstown man’s change of plea in murder case


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — A Youngstown man who tried to take back a guilty plea in a murder case is on his way to prison Tuesday after a judge denied his request.

Kyle Patrick had entered a plea earlier this year in the shooting death of Michael Abighanem back in 2012 and was to have been sentenced in late April before he told Judge John Durkin that day he wanted to change his mind.

Tuesday morning, the judge overruled Patrick’s request and sentenced him to 16 years to life in prison.

Prosecutors said the victim was killed when he went to a home on the city’s west side to sell a computer and some other equipment.

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