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Girl sentenced to life in prison for role in murder at Akron drug, prostitution house

AKRON, Ohio — A judge sentenced a 17-year-old girl to life in prison Tuesday for helping a group kill a man who ran a house described as a den of drugs and under-aged prostitution.

Alexis K. Martin of Canton was sentenced by Summit County Common Pleas Judge Tom Parker in the November 2013 death of 35-year-old Angelo Kerney. Martin pleaded guilty to murder and felonious assault in February.

Martin will be transferred to adult prison after she turns 18 and is eligible for parole after 21 years. She wept Tuesday as she apologized for her role in the plot that ended with Kerney’s death and another man shot in the head.

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