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Elgin Lamont Mitchell, age 21 of Zanesville, Ohio, appeared in the Guernsey County Common Pleas Court on November 27, 2012 and entered pleas of Guilty to two (2) Counts of “Complicity to Commit Involuntary Manslaughter” and one (1) Count of “Complicity to Commit Aggravated Robbery.”

Mitchell was charged in connection with the June 24, 2012 deaths of Christopher Morrison and Justain Nelson, both of Cambridge.  Pursuant to the term of the negotiated plea the State is recommending a sentence of eleven (11) years.

Mitchell will be sentenced by Judge David A. Ellwood February 8, 2013.

Anjomo Churchill and Maigen Blanchard were previously convicted in this matter as well.

Tyler Burrell is currently awaiting trial for his alleged role in the deaths.  Additional charges are expected to be pursued as well.

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