GIRARD, Ohio (WKBN) – A suspect is in the Trumbull County Jail, accused of killing a man in Girard.

On Monday, Cole Conti took no plea in his arraignment. Bond was set at $750,000. A preliminary hearing is set for August 18 at 9 a.m.

Conti, 20, was booked into the jail Saturday morning on a murder charge.

According to a Girard police report, officers were called around 12:25 a.m. to the 500 block of Trumbull Ave., where they were told a man had been stabbed during a fight.

The report states that officers spoke with three men who reported that 31-year-old William Lowry was stabbed after he hit one of the men in the face. Police said Conti admitted to stabbing Lowry five times and said Lowry had left with his girlfriend, who picked him up.

Minutes later, officers were then called to St. Elizabeth Health Center, where Lowry arrived and was later pronounced dead.

The report does not say how he arrived at the hospital.

The Trumbull County Homicide Task Force was called to assist with the investigation. Police arrested Conti after the preliminary investigation and initial interviews.

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