Killers of Warren man get 30-plus years to life in prison

YOUNGSTOWN — Stephon Hopkins, 25, was sentenced to 35 years to life in prison today after being convicted at trial of the Nov. 18, 2018, killing of Christopher Jackson Jr.

Hopkins, 25, will serve the sentence in addition to the 21 years to life he got for the 21 years to life he got for the 2018 murder of Brandon Wylie.

Lorice Moore, also 25, a co-defendant in the case, received a 32-years-to-life sentence in a separate hearing following Hopkins’ hearing. Hopkins and Moore were tried together and found guilty of murder, attempted murder and felonious assault.

A third co-defendant, Brian Donlow Jr., 26, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the Jackson murder and 21 years to life in the Wylie murder. Jackson was 21 years old. The attempted murder in the Jackson case for shooting Carlos Davis, 25.


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