Jose Lino sentenced to 5 years in prison

Cody Francis

One of the four men charged in connection with the Nov. 22 on-campus robbery received his sentence yesterday morning.

Jose Lino, 18, of Akron, was sentenced to five years in prison for robbery, a second-degree felony, in Judge Laurie Pittman’s courtroom at the Portage County Common Pleas Court. Lino pleaded guilty to the charge in late February.

The other three individuals suspected in the robbery — William M. Henderson IV, of Highland Hills; Daejshon Norton, of Erie, Pa.; and Mykel Benson, of Cleveland, have been charged with robbery and receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony. Lino’s charge of receiving stolen property was dismissed.

The four men allegedly stole a FlashCard from a Kent State student and used it at Rosie’s Café on Nov. 22, 2009. Two victims were treated for minor injuries.

Norton’s and Benson’s trials are set for May 25 in Pittman’s courtroom. Henderson’s arraignment is set for 2 p.m. next Monday in front of Judge John Enlow.

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