AKRON -- Summit County Prosecuting Attorney Sherri Bevan Walsh says Judge Tom Teodosio sentenced David A. Stoddard, 25, of Barberton to 38 and a half years in prison plus life without parole for a January 2013 shooting spree that left a pregnant Barberton teenager dead and another teenage girl severely injured.
In the early hours of Jan. 6, 2013, Stoddard forced his way into a home on East Archwood Avenue in Akron in search of an ex-girlfriend, according to the prosecutor
After arguing with one of the occupants in the house, Stoddard started shooting. A 19-year-old woman was shot in the ear but survived.
A girl, 16-year-old Anna Karam, was shot in the head. She and her unborn child died.
"I applaud the work of the assistant prosecutors and everyone in my office who worked hard to secure a guilty verdict," said Walsh.
"A difficult childhood is no excuse for murder, and I thank the jury for putting aside their emotions to recommend David Stoddard spend the rest of his life in prison."
On March 10, the jury found Stoddard guilty of aggravated murder with three death specifications; two counts of attempted murder, each with a firearm specification; two counts of reckless homicide, with one firearm specification; aggravated burglary, with a firearm specification; and felonious assault, with a firearm specification.