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Toledo man gets life in prison after pleading guilty to being shooter in New Year's Eve slaying


Daquaine Booth, with attorney Merle Dech, pleads guilty to the murder of Brian Minley, with a gun specification, today in Lucas County Common Pleas Court. He was immediately sentenced to life in prison by Judge Dean Mandros.

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A Toledo man admitted in court today that he shot and killed a man he’d planned to rob of money and marijuana on New Year’s Eve.

Daquaine Booth, 26, of 2828 Weber St., pleaded guilty to murder with a firearms specification and was immediately sentenced to life in prison with parole eligibility after 18 years by Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Dean Mandros.

Booth admitted he shot Brian Minley, 24, at Mr. Minley’s Berdan Avenue home on Dec. 31 after going there to rob him.

Two co-defendants already have pleaded guilty to their roles in the slaying.

Ashley Hundstrucker, 23, of 3940 Lockwood Ave., who has a child with Booth, admitted she made arrangements to buy marijuana from Mr. Minley through Facebook then drove Booth and Kevin Brooks to his house to rob him.

Brooks, 23, of 3208 Maple St., admitted in court that he planned to restrain Mr. Minley while Booth robbed him, although he did not end up going inside with Booth.

Both Hundstrucker and Brooks pleaded guilty to complicity to commit involuntary manslaughter and are to be sentenced Oct. 10.

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