BREAKING NEWS: Jury sentences Trimble to death

Credit: Steve Schirra

RAVENNA – Jurors today voted in favor of the death penalty for all three counts of aggravated murder in the case against James E. Trimble.

Trimble was found guilty for the Jan. 21 murders of Kent State student Sarah Positano, his live-in girlfriend Renee Bauer and her 7-year-old son Dakota Bauer Oct. 25.

He was also found guilty of three counts of kidnapping, two counts of felonious assault and one count of burglary during the Jan. 21 shooting spree.

During this week’s sentencing phase, the defense argued that Trimble’s bipolar disorder and addiction to methamphetamines contributed to his actions. 

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– Jessica Alaimo