CLEVELAND — Two local residents were sentenced last week for their roles in the June 2018 stabbing death of a Mansfield man in Cleveland.
Anthony Day, 43, of Conneaut, and Angel Wolfe, 43, of Ashtabula, appeared before Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Ashley Kilbane on Oct. 31.
Day, who pleaded guilty in May to aggravated murder and kidnapping charges, was sentenced to life in prison on the murder charge and 10 years on the kidnapping charge, according to court records. The sentences will run concurrently, and Day will not be eligible for parole until he has spent at least 25 years behind bars.
Day will receive credit for 481 days spent in jail prior to conviction and sentencing.
Wolfe pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and kidnapping in May. She was sentenced to one year of community control for each count, and given credit for 469 days spent in jail prior to conviction and sentencing, according to court records.
A third local resident, Roswitha White, 63, of Conneaut, is awaiting trial on charges of obstructing justice and tampering with evidence. She is scheduled to have a final pre-trial hearing on Dec. 18, followed by a trial starting Jan. 13, 2020, according to court records.
Day and White shared the same Monroe Street address in Conneaut, according to records.
The trio were among seven people charged in connection with the killing of Richard Hamel, 29, which officials say occurred on June 30, 2018 outside a house in a Cleveland neighborhood. Court documents give this account of the crime:
Wolfe, accompanied by Day, drove to Mansfield on June 30 and picked up Hamel and two other men — Jacob J. Stone and Richard Cole. The group drove to a house on Linnet Avenue in Cleveland, where the men argued. Hamel was walked to the back yard and stabbed more than two dozen times. His body was left in the yard.
Wolfe then drove the three men to Day’s home in Conneaut, according to records. The next day Wolfe and Day drove Cole and Stone to a house in Kearney, Neb. Wolfe and Day returned to Conneaut.
The motive is unclear in court documents, but during a court hearing earlier this year prosecutors said a dispute between motorcycle clubs may have been a factor, according to news accounts.
In May, Cole, 38, of Dayton, pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated murder and kidnapping and was sentenced to life in prison with no opportunity for parole until 25 years has been served. He was also sentenced to 10 years on the kidnapping charge.
Stone, 43, of Paducah, Ky., was tried before Kilbane last month and found guilty of aggravated murder, kidnapping, murder and felonious assault, according to court records. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 14.
Also implicated in the crime are:
Stephanie Feckley, 26, of Brooklyn, Ohio, who is charged with obstructing justice and tampering with evidence. A trial is scheduled to start Dec. 16, according to court records.Brenda Dinickle, 49, of Cleveland, who one year ago was found guilty of obstructing justice and tampering with evidence after pleading no contest to the charges. She was sentenced to community control. Dinickle is Feckley’s mother, according to news reports.