Man found competent to stand trial in Youngstown graduate’s murder

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Myckle Hughes

Myckle Hughes, facing murder charges, had a competency hearing on Monday in Mahoning County Court before Judge Durkin.

He was found competent and will go to trial in the Youngstown shooting death of 18-year old Sean Bell.

Police found Bell’s body in a car that crashed along Oak Street Extension in August of 2018. He had just graduated from Chaney High School and the Choffin Career Center.

Hughes was arrested a day later, charged with Bell’s murder.

He’s charged with murder, aggravated murder and aggravated robbery. 

A pretrial hearing is scheduled for April 12.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story had incorrect charges listed for Hughes. The story has been corrected to reflect his murder charges. We regret the error. 

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