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Akron teen responsible for fatal shooting of Youngstown State University football player receives life sentence

AKRON, Ohio — An Akron teen pleaded guilty Monday to fatally shooting a former Youngstown State University football player during a fight at an Akron convenience store.

Ramous Lewis, 17, was sentenced to life in prison with parole eligibility in 30 years after pleading guilty to aggravated murder, felonious assault and for having weapons despite a criminal conviction. The sentence included enhancements for using a gun during the crime and for being part of the Kaika Klan Outlaws.

Lewis, who was 15 years old at the time of the August 2013 shooting, admitted to killing Paris Wicks II, 23, and shooting Wicks’ friend Branson Price, who survived the attack. Lewis delivered a tearful apologized to Wicks’ family.

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