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Jury convicts man in Warren stabbing death

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WARREN, Ohio - A Trumbull County jury, convicts a homeless man of stabbing a Warren man to death.

The jury read the verdict early Friday afternoon in the case of Richard Clark, who was charged in the stabbing death of Dwayne Hickman.

Police found Hickman dead at his Williamsburg Street NW home March 25. He had close to a dozen stabbing wounds.

Since they took on the case, prosecutors knew they had enough evidence to convince the jury that Hickman died at the hands of Clark during a robbery.

"I think the scientific evidence, both the blood evidence as well as the DNA on Mr. Clark's clothes, was something that couldn't be overcome by the defense," Gabriel Wildman says, assistant county prosecutor.

While Clark's DNA was not found on the murder weapon, his blood and DNA was discovered throughout Hickman's home and sweater. Witnesses testified Hickman wore the sweater days before his death.

The defense tried to expose what it described as holes in the case, but after a week-long trial, the jury didn't wait.

Clark will be sentenced later this month. He faces up to life in prison without parole.

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