3 indicted for summer homicide in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning County grand jury indicted three people today on murder, felonious assault and tampering with evidence charges in the Aug. 10 stabbing death of a 53-year-old Palmer Avenue man.

Felicia Ward, 24, of Brentwood Avenue, Wallace Lewis, 27, of Steel Street, and Calvin Sidney Shelton, 27, of Idora Avenue, are charged in the death of Howard Ramey, whose decomposing body was found by police in his basement fruit cellar Aug. 12.

Police said Ramey was killed with a knife or other cutting instrument.

The charge of tampering with evidence pertains to concealment or removal of furniture on the day of the homicide.

In the same indictment, Ward was additionally charged with obstructing justice for purportedly conveying false information Aug. 20 to hinder a felony prosecution.

All three defendants face repeat violent-offender specifications based on felony convictions before this indictment.

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