RAVENNA, Ohio -- A northeast Ohio man is due in court after being accused of fatally shooting his nephew on Christmas Day.
Portage County sheriff's deputies said 48-year-old Joseph E. Thornton is scheduled to appear in court on Friday afternoon. He is charged with murder in the shooting death of his nephew, 39-year-old Jason Canan. The two men lived together in a mobile home in Windham Township near Ravenna.
The shooting was reported at about 10:50 p.m. Wednesday.
Portage County Sheriff David W. Doak said the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is assisting. He declined to release any information about a possible motive.
He said prosecutors will seek a grand jury indictment.
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