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Trial scheduled for Lima officer charged in shooting death

LIMA, Ohio The Lima police officer charged with shooting to death a Lima woman and wounding her 1-year-old son is to go on trial July 28 in Allen County Common Pleas Court.

During a pretrial hearing Thursday morning, Sgt. Joseph Chavalia, 52, waived his right to a speedy trial.

Chavalia, who has been on paid leave since the shooting, is charged with two misdemeanors, negligent homicide and negligent assault, stemming from the Jan. 4 shooting death of Tarika Wilson, 26, and the non-fatal injuries to her son, Sincere, during a drug raid at her Third Street home.

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