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Jury convicts Akron resident for murdering 22-year-old earlier this year

Posted: 11:00 AM, Oct 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-09 11:00:36-04
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AKRON, Ohio — A jury has convicted an Akron resident accused of fatally shooting a 22-year-old man who was involved in a relationship with the mother of his children.

Jovonta Moore, 23, 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 22-year-old Kaleem 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.

He will be sentenced Oct. 15.

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