Warren murder suspect sentenced

warren, ohio murder suspect


WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – A suspect in a Warren murder received a life sentence Monday after accepting a plea deal to an amended indictment.

Judge Peter Kontos sentenced Marcus Honsaker, 27, to life in prison without parole.

In January, a Trumbull County grand jury indicted Honsaker as a suspect in the murder of an elderly Warren man.

The jury charged Honsaker with aggravated murder, aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery and tampering with evidence in the November stabbing death of 71-year-old Donald Giovannone.

Giovannone’s body was found Nov. 20 by a friend inside his Atlantic Street home. His 2002 Chevrolet S-10 pickup was also reported missing.

The friend went to check Giovannone after he hadn’t heard from him for several days.

The Trumbull County Coroner said Giovannone was stabbed several times.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story identified the man sentenced as Alan Honsaker. The man’s first name is Marcus; Alan is his middle name.

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