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Man found guilty of attacking ex-girlfriend, killing another woman in Cuyahoga Falls

Posted at 1:48 PM, Mar 27, 2019

AKRON, Ohio — An Akron man who broke into his ex-girlfriend's home in 2017, assaulted her and then killed another woman two days later before leading police on a chase that ended with a crash and standoff has been found guilty of murder and other charges.

Marcus Coker, 36, has been found guilty of aggravated burglary, robbery, disrupting public services, domestic violence, aggravated murder, murder, kidnapping, felonious assault and failure to comply, according to the Summit County Prosecutor's Office.

The charges stem from incidents spanning two days in September 2017.

On Sept. 20, 2017, Coker broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home and attacked her, authorities said.

On Sept. 22, 2017, Coker strangled and stabbed another woman inside her apartment in Cuyahoga Falls and then fled from police during a chase. The chase ended with a crash and a standoff, authorities said.

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During the standoff, Coker was grazed in the head by gunfire from an Akron police officer. He was taken into custody shortly after, according to authorities.

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Coker is scheduled to appear in court on June 28 for sentencing.