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Youngstown man could face death penalty for murder of former Columbiana County woman

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The indictment of a Youngstown man for the stabbing death of a former Homeworth, Ohio woman includes a specification for the death penalty.

The Mahoning County Grand Jury handed up a four count indictment Thursday against 51-year-old David Hackett for allegedly murdering 30-year-old Collena Lynn Carpenter.

The indictment also charges Hackett with kidnapping and rape.

Investigators tell 21 News that Carpenter had been stabbed more than sixty times before her body was found in a vacant lot along West Avenue in Youngstown last week.

Carpenter had been staying with Hackett and his fiancee in Youngstown.

At the time Carpenter's death,Hackett was out on parole from a life sentence for a previous murder.

In 2009, Hackett was paroled from the Lorain Correctional Institution, where he had been serving a life term for a 1979 robbery and murder of a store owner.

According to sources, Hackett has also been charged with rape 3 times since his release, but has been found not guilty on those charges..

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