Man reaches plea deal in Ohio frat party shootings

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by AP

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 14, 2012 at 9:46 AM

 YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- One of the suspects charged in a northeast Ohio fraternity house shooting that killed one person and wounded 11 has pleaded guilty in a deal with prosecutors.
 
They alleged 21-year-old Mark Jones of Youngstown gave his brother a gun that was fired into the house near Youngstown State University in February 2011. Jones pleaded guilty Tuesday to a reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter and 10 counts of felonious assault.
 
Prosecutors were expected to recommend a sentence of 10 years in prison for him.
 

His brother, Columbus Jones Jr., was convicted earlier this year in the murder of a 25-year-old YSU senior and the wounding of the surviving victims. He was sentenced to 92 years to life in prison.
 

A third defendant is scheduled to go on trial this month.
 

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