Man sentenced in girlfriend’s death

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A Youngstown man charged in the beating death of his girlfriend was sentenced Monday.

Larry Johnson, 40, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in the 2013 death of 26-year-old LaShea Parker inside the couple’s Shelby Street home.

Johnson’s trial was scheduled to begin Monday, but he entered a plea Friday in Mahoning County Court.

Parker’s body was found New Year’s Eve by a neighbor.

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