WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Florida man to seven-to-25 years in prison in the fatal stabbing of a farmer during a burglary in western Ohio in 1981.
Fifty-three-year-old Paul Hoover was living in Altamonte Springs near Orlando when he was arrested in December in the slaying of Marcellus Reineke in an apartment in St. Marys, north of Dayton. Authorities had suspected Hoover and questioned him about the murder before.
The Lima News ( ) reports Hoover had pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter last month. He was sentenced Wednesday in Wapakoneta (wah-puh-kuh-NET’-uh).
Another man, 51-year-old Tracy Mabry of Celina (suh-LY’-nuh), has been charged with aggravated murder in the case. He has pleaded not guilty.
Information from: The Lima News,