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Man sentenced to life in stabbing death of ex-girlfriend in Cuyahoga Falls

Posted: 11:03 AM, Jan 18, 2017
Updated: 2017-01-18 13:19:50-05
Man sentenced in death of ex-girlfriend
Man sentenced in death of ex-girlfriend

A Summit County judge sentenced a man to life Wednesday in connection with the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend.

Jeffrey Conrad was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole plus 11 years for the death of Amanda Russell and the assault of an inmate by Common Pleas Court Judge Paul Gallagher. 

Russell, 40, was found stabbed to death in her backyard.

Conrad appeared in court smiling and pointing at court clerks during his Wednesday court appearance. He wore an orange jumpsuit with his hands and feet shackled. 

Throughout the sentencing hearing, Conrad wore a smile on his face and used profanity to speak to Gallagher, Russell's parents and prosecutors.

"I didn't f*****g do it," he said. "I don't give a f***."

Authorities said Conrad had a relationship with Russell. Russell had a protection order against him. 

A jury found him guilty of two counts of aggravated murder and one count each of murder, felonious assault, violating a protection order and domestic violence in 2015.

On Wednesday, Conrad appeared in court smiling and pointing at court clerks during his appearance. He wore an orange jumpsuit with his hands and feet shackled. 

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