Guernsey County Prosecutor's Office
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Elgin Lamont Mitchell, age 21, formerly of Zanesville, Ohio was sentenced by Judge David A. Ellwood of the Guernsey County Common Pleas Court on February 8, 2013 for his role in the June 24, 2012 deaths of Christopher Morrison and Justain Nelson.

Mitchell had been convicted on November 27, 2012 on two counts of Complicity to Commit Involuntary Manslaughter and one count of Complicity to Commit Aggravated Robbery, all felonies of the first degree.

Following presentation of statements from Guernsey County Prosecutor, Daniel G. Padden, Defendant and his attorney, Kort Gatterdam and well as family members of each of the victims, Judge Ellwood imposed a sentence of eleven years of imprisonment.  That sentence was in accordance with the terms of a negotiated plea under which Mitchell has agreed to testify truthfully against the other Defendants charged in these crimes.

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