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Published: Tuesday, 10/8/2013

2 men plead guilty for their roles in Ravine Park murder

BLADE STAFF

A week after testifying against a co-defendant in a murder trial, two Toledo men pleaded guilty today to robbery for their role in the incident that led to the death of Jonathan Morris at Ravine Park Village last year.

Andrew Goetz, 29, of 614 Earl St., and Chaz Jackson, 28, of 1158 Clark St., each face up to eight years in prison when they are sentenced Oct. 15 by Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Frederick McDonald.

As part of a plea agreement, prosecutors said they would ask the court to dismiss charges of aggravated murder and murder as well as the firearms specifications attached to each charge. Both Goetz and Jackson agreed to testify against Jonathon Johnson, 23, of 1657 Vance St., who was convicted of murder, aggravated robbery, felonious assault, and carrying a concealed weapon following a jury trial last week.

Goetz and Jackson admitted they took Mr. Morris’s pants, which they believed contained cocaine stolen earlier that night from Goetz, but testified at Johnson’s trial that it was Johnson who shot Mr. Morris.



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