Girlfriend of Youngstown murder victim’s son arrested

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Rebecca Perez is charged with complicity to commit murder

The girlfriend of a man whose mother was shot and killed Sunday in Youngstown has been charged.

Rebecca Perez, 46, turned herself in to police Wednesday night. She was charged with complicity to commit murder. 

Police say 66-year-old Diane Dent was shot and killed as she answered the door to her home on Goleta Ave. Sunday afternoon.

Perez had a relationship with Dent’s son.

Prosecutors said Perez drove the shooter to and from the shooting scene. 

They’ve identified the shooter as Jesse Burk Williams, who is wanted on an aggravated murder charge. 

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