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Akron resident sentenced to life in prison for murdering 22-year-old earlier this year

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Posted at 1:08 PM, Oct 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 13:08:53-04

AKRON, Ohio — A 23-year-old Akron resident was sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting a 22-year-old man who was involved in a relationship with the mother of his children.

Jovonta Moore will be eligible for parole after serving 18 years of his sentence, according to a news release from the Summit County Prosecutor's Office.

Last week, a jury convicted Moore, who was accused of fatally shooting Kaleem Primm, who was involved in a relationship with the mother of his children.

Moore was found guilty of murder and two counts of felonious assault, according to the Summit County Prosecutor's Office.

On March 31, Moore shot and killed Primm outside a home on East Mapledale Avenue near Sweitzer Avenue, authorities said.

Moore was at the home when Primm arrived. According to the prosecutor's office, Primm was in a relationship with the mother of Moore's children.

Moore shot Primm multiple times and then fled the scene. He was captured less than a week later by the U.S. Marshals Service.

“This tragedy has left Kaleem Primm’s family devastated. They will no longer get to see, hug, or talk with Kaleem again. His young daughter will grow up with only faint memories of her father,” said Prosecutor Walsh. “This sentence sends a strong message that gun violence will not be tolerated and criminals will be held accountable for their actions.”

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