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Akron woman found guilty of shooting, killing man during argument over stolen gun

Posted at 6:12 PM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 18:12:18-05

AKRON, Ohio — An Akron woman has been found guilty of shooting and killing a man in 2018.

On Jan. 16, 2018, 51-year-old Hedy Moss was inside of a home on Gold Street in Akron that was occupied by Ernest Sherman and another man, according to court documents.

The three began arguing over a stolen gun, when Moss shot both of the men.

Sherman was struck in the head and died, and the other man was shot but survived. The man escaped by jumping out of a second floor window.

Moss was found guilty of murder with a gun specification and felonious assault with a gun specification.

This was the second trial for Moss.

On Nov. 20, 2018, she was found guilty of felonious assault in the shooting of the other man, as well as having a weapon under disability and tampering with evidence.

Moss was sentenced to eight years in prison on those charges.

At the time, jurors were hung on the murder charges she faced in connection to the death of Sherman.

Moss will be sentenced on March 20.