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Akron man convicted for role in 2020 murder; 2 other defendants still facing charges

23-year-old Kashmair Mingo was found guilty of murder and other charges in the death of Tyraye Carter. However, he was found not guilty of aggravated murder.

AKRON, Ohio — A Summit County jury has convicted a 23-year-old Akron man for his role in a 2020 killing.

Kashmair Mingo was found guilty Tuesday of murder, aggravated robbery, obstructing justice, and having a weapon under disability in connection with the homicide of 21-year-old Tyraye Carter. However, he was acquitted of the more serious charge of aggravated murder.

According to prosecutors, Carter was found dead in his car back on Dec. 3, 2020, after being shot multiple times in his head and torso "following an argument" near the intersection of Tampa Avenue and 28th Street Southwest. The then-21-year-old Mingo was subsequently identified as a suspect, along with 21-year-old Dorell Davis and 19-year-old Javion Rankin.

All were later arrested and Rankin is scheduled to go on trial beginning Jan. 16, 2023, while a trial date for Davis has not been set. Both face the following charges:

  • Aggravated murder with a gun specification
  • Murder with a gun specification (two counts)
  • Aggravated robbery with a gun specification
  • Having a weapon under disability (only Rankin faces this charge)

Despite being found not guilty, Mingo faces up to life in prison. He will be sentenced on Dec. 30 by visiting Judge Edward O'Farrell, of Tuscarawas County.

Credit: Summit County Sheriff's Office
Kashmair Mingo

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