A 22 year-old Akron man is headed to prison for the rest of his life.
Larrence Major Clay of Whitney Avenue has been found guilty in the murder of 24 year-old Derek Edwards of Akron.
In July of last year Clay came up from behind Edwards and shot him through the neck, killing him.
Clay was found later washing himself with bleach, witnesses were able to put him at the scene of the crime.
In February, Clay was found not guilty on charges of Aggravated murder and the jury was hung on a charge of murder.
He will be eligible for parole in 2031.
Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh announced today that a jury found Larrence Major Clay, 22, of Whitney Avenue in Akron, guilty of Murder.
On July 19, 2012, 24-year-old Derek Edwards was walking with three friends on a sidewalk at the Park Lane Apartments. Clay came up from behind and shot Edwards through the neck, killing him. Akron Police quickly tracked down Clay, who was found washing himself with bleach. Witnesses were able to put Clay at the scene of the murder.
In February, a jury found Clay guilty of Having Weapons Under Disability, a felony of the third degree, and not guilty of Aggravated Murder. The jury was hung on a charge of Murder.
Judge Alison McCarty immediately sentenced Clay to life in prison. He will be eligible for parole in 2031.