Capital murder case delayed until September


The capital murder case against Lorenza Barnette had been set to begin this week, but will not get under way until September.

Barnette, 29, of Lora Avenue, is one of three men charged in the murders of Jaron L. Roland, 20, of Fairmont Avenue and Darry B. Woods-Burt Jr., 19, of the city’s North Side in 2009.

Judge Maureen Sweeney of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court granted a motion Monday by attorneys J. Gerald Ingram and Ronald Yarwood, both representing Barnette, to dismiss the panel of potential jurors in the case.

A new panel of potential jurors will be selected Aug. 3. The case has now been set to begin Sept. 12.

For more on this story see Tuesday’s Vindicator and