Requel was found guilty of all six charges including aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and having weapons under disability.
“In 33 years, I’ve never had an aggravated murder case come back in an hour,” said Trumbull County Assistant Prosecutor Chris Becker. “That is 100% credit to the Warren Police Department and the thoughtfulness and attentiveness of this jury.”
The charges stem from the February 5 shooting death of Spaid. Police initially responded to a reported burglary at Spaid’s house on Milton Street SE home. Prosecutors have said at least five people went into the house.
“These officers that arrived at the scene within minutes caught this defendant basically red-handed with the murder weapon trying to escape,” Becker said.
Spaid was found inside the house, shot multiple times. He was taken to the hospital where he passed away.
“It’s clear this defendant was there to take money and really when you think about it, $.4500 he had in his pocket — you killed a man over $4,500. Quite honestly, you should be in prison,” Becker said.
Judge Andrew Logan revoked Requel’s bond. He was handcuffed and taken to the Trumbull County Jail to await sentencing scheduled for August 15.
“He’s looking at potentially life with no parole, and that’s exactly what we’re going to ask for. I’m certain that’s what the victim’s family is going to ask for,” Becker said.