Man sentenced for causing death of man at Norton nightclub

AKRON - Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Scot Stevenson sentenced Robert Lantz Jr., 37, of New Franklin, to eight years in prison for causing the death of a man at a Norton nightclub, according to a news release from Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh.

Lantz Jr pleaded guilty on Aug. 26 to involuntary manslaughter.

According to the release, Lantz physically assaulted Daniel Carraway, 63, at Desiree’s in Norton. After they were kicked out of the bar, Lantz again attacked Carraway in the parking lot.

Police arrived and found Carraway unresponsive. Carraway was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“Daniel Carraway did not deserve to be brutally beaten and bludgeoned to death. His family continues to suffer because of the actions of Mr. Lantz,” said Walsh. “Mr. Lantz will have eight years in prison to think about how his aggressive and violent behavior led to the death of a Marine veteran who served his country with honor.”


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