Man withdraws guilty plea in Niles fatal shooting case

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Ryan Daniels, Sr. is accused of killing Brittany Mazenec outside the Hideaway Lounge in Niles

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – A man who previously admitted guilt in the reckless homicide of a woman outside a bar in Niles took back his plea Thursday.

Ryan Daniels, Sr. is accused of killing Brittany Mazenec outside the Hideaway Lounge in Niles last February.

Daniels agreed to plead guilty and was supposed to be sentenced Thursday.

Instead, he withdrew that plea. His attorney cited reasons including that the court wasn’t going to follow the jointly-recommended sentence of two years.

Now, he will go to trial and faces nine years in prison.

Daniels is charged with reckless homicide and illegal possession of a firearm in liquor permit premises.

The charges stem from the February shooting outside the Hideaway Lounge on US-422 in Niles in which 33-year-old Britney Mazanec was killed.

Her family and friends were in court, wearing shirts and holding her pictures hoping justice would be served.

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