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Wed. 1:53pm: Boardman homeowner had protection order

October 31, 2012
Tribune Chronicle |

BOARDMAN - A man who police say shot and killed another man who broke into his Lockwood Boulevard home Tuesday afternoon had a protection order against him.

Boardman police Capt. Donald Hawkins said that Kevin Neal, 44, told police the man who was shot breaking into his home, 38-year-old Michael Spera of Hopkins Road, had threatened him several times in the past and he had a protection order against Spera.

Police say Spera broke a sliding glass window with a brick and got into Neal's home before he was shot several times about 3:10 p.m.

The man who drove the car, Brandon S. Hosa, 28, of Eden Rock Road in Canfield, was arrested after running from police in a nearby yard and faces charges of murder, resisting arrest, obstructing official business and complicity to aggravated burglary.



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