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Man sentenced for murder after victim was killed in an Akron driveway

The victim was killed after the suspect shot his weapon multiple times.

AKRON, Ohio — Editor's note: The video in the player above is from a story published on Jan. 4, 2021.

An Akron man was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison after being convicted on multiple charges including murder.

Prosecutors say in January 2020, Melvin Terry Jr. fired his gun 12 times at Noah Kinney while the two men were inside Terry Jr.’s car in a driveway on Noah Street in Akron.

Kinney attempted to run to his own car when he was struck by the gunfire and died. Another passenger, Jeffrey Law II, was also inside Terry Jr.'s car at the time of the shooting. Law II was grazed by a bullet and suffered an injury to his forearm.

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During the investigation, prosecutors say that Terry’s father, Melvin Terry Sr. took the car involved in the shooting to be repaired before police could investigate.  

Terry Sr. pled guilty to Obstruction of Justice and is currently serving one-year of probation.

On July 20, 2021, a jury found Terry Jr. guilty on the following:

  • Two Counts of Murder with Firearm Specifications – Special Felonies
  • Two Counts of Felonious Assault with Firearm Specifications – Felonies of the 2nd degree
  • Tampering with Evidence – a Felony of the 3rd degree

Terry Jr. will be eligible for parole in 18 years.

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