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Family, friends sob during sentence for Akron man who killed one woman, raped another

AKRON, Ohio — Brock Tipping will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of a woman and the rape of another.

The 32-year-old Akron man stood stoic Tuesday in a Summit County courtroom with his eyes fixed straight ahead or toward the floor as the family of Crystal Palm and the woman who survived a rape and beating called him a “monster,” an “animal” and “a coward.”

“You’re evil. You took my sister from me,” a tearful, sobbing Darleena Palm said. “She meant everything to me.”

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