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Second man indicted for murder in February fight in Lorain

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    Jerone Starr



ELYRIA — A second man has been indicted of murder in connection with a February altercation that led to the death of another man.

Jerone Starr, 20, of Lorain, was indicted on one count of murder, voluntary manslaughter, felonious assault and two counts of aggravated riot, via secret indictment, according to court documents.

The charges stem from a Feb. 17 incident that took place on Highland Park Boulevard in Lorain, according to the Lorain County Prosecutor’s Office. On Sept. 19, Francisco Rojas Jr., 18, also of Lorain, was indicted on the same charges.

Lorain police have said the victim, William Miller, 47, of Lorain, attempted to break up a fight about 11 a.m. in the 1000 block of Highland Park Boulevard that was the result of “an argument about a girl” when he suffered some sort of medical emergency and was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland where he later died.

The prosecutor’s office said Miller suffered a head injury, “which ultimately resulted in his death.”

Contact Scott Mahoney at (440) 329-7146 or smahoney@chroniclet.com. Follow him on Twitter @SmahoneyCT.

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