Dayton man sentenced for strangling death of ex-girlfriend

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Dayton man was sentenced on Tuesday for the murder of his ex-girlfriend last year.

40-year-old Keason Herron was sentenced to 21 years to life in prison for convictions relating to the strangulation death of Leanette Newton.

Herron called 911 the morning of August 5, 2017, to report that he believed Newton had died inside his Blanche Street residence.

Upon arrival, medics and police confirmed that Newton was deceased.

The coroner ruled the death as a homicide, and an autopsy concluded that she had died from a combination of strangulation and blunt force trauma.

Herron was found guilty as charged on August 24, 2018, on counts including:

  • One count of Murder
  • One count of Felonious Assault
  • Two counts of Tampering with Evidence

He was also found guilty as charged on one count of Having Weapons Under Disability after a separate trial to the court.

Herron was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years-to-life on the murder count, three years on the having weapons while under disability count, and three years on the tampering with evidence counts for a total of 21 years-to-life.

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