Woman appears in court on murder charges related to Youngstown death

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A suspect from Youngstown was in court Tuesday morning, answering to murder charges.

Shayla Adams was arraigned in Mahoning County. She’s charged in the death of Richard Banton.

Police said in March, Banton was found with a gunshot wound inside of a house on Hudson Avenue.

According to a coroner’s report, police responded to a fight where a gun went off after it was swatted away.

Adams is currently in jail on unrelated charges.

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