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2nd Degree Murder Conviction Nets 40-60 Years


Prosecuting Attorney release

Sentencing Update:

The defendant was sentenced Oct. 28 by Judge Roy Mienk. He was ordered to serve two years for the felony firearm conviction. This two years will be served first and consecutive to any other term of sentence. He was ordered to serve 30 to 50 years for the Felon in Possession of a firearm conviction, and he was ordered to serve 40 years to 60 years for the Murder 2nd Degree conviction. Both of those sentences will run concurrently with one another, but, again, they will be consecutive to the felony firearm sentence. He will receive credit for 464 days already served. He also was ordered to pay a total of $834 in assorted fines and costs.

Kenneth Young, his co-defendant, will be scheduled for jury trial in March of 2023 for his part in this crime. Young is considered innocent until proven guilty.

Original Plea Notice:

Ronald William McClure, of Harrison, was facing a jury trial for the murder of Brian Leszcz in September; however, he pleaded guilty on Aug. 23 to the following: Murder Second Degree, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Felony Firearm as a habitual 4th offender. A sentence date has not yet been scheduled by the Court.

His co-defendant, Kenneth Joseph Young, still faces a jury trial in September. Young is considered innocent until proven guilty.


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