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Man convicted of Warren stabbing death sentenced to life in prison

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WARREN, Ohio - A homeless man convicted of fatally stabbing a Warren man to death is sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Richard Clark was found guilty of aggravated murder and aggravated robbery earlier this month. On Thursday, Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Ronald Rice sentenced Clark after reminding him he never showed any "genuine remorse" for what he did.

"You had absolutely no genuine remorse for the ruthless slaying of Dwayne Hickman, you have never accepted responsibility for your actions," Rice said.

A relative provided a statement on behalf of Hickman's family to the court and read it aloud before Clark's sentencing. She told Judge Rice that the deadly attack is still unbearable for her family to process.

"These feelings and emotions, along with the images of what happened to Dwayne, will be with us for the rest of our lives and it's horrible to see someone we love so helpless," Chelsea Hess says, Hickman's niece.

Hickman allowed Clark to stay at his Williamsburg Street NW house from time to time before the murder in March, according to prosecutors.

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.

"It's unfortunate that a man had to lose his life to a heroin addict and essentially a bum, and thank God Judge Rice saw that at sentencing and has kept him off the streets," Chris Becker says, assistant county prosecutor.

Clark's attorneys plan to appeal his sentence.

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