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Youngstown man guilty of murdering man hoping to buy gift for son

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -  A Youngstown man will not go in trial for his part in the murder of a man who was trying to raise money to buy a gift for his child.

Jury selection was expected to begin Monday for the aggravated murder trial of 19-year-old Kyle Patrick, who was one of two men accused of fatally shooting Michael Abighanem.

But before the trial could begin, Patrick pleaded guilty to a less serious charge of murder. Patrick could be sentenced to 16 years to life when he is sentenced later.

Investigators say that Abighanem was shot at a Silliman street home in 2012 when he went there to sell a video game console and laptop.  The victim's relatives tell 21 News that Abighanem had advertised the items on Craigslist, hoping to raise money to buy his son a birthday gift.

On Tuesday, 23-year-old Reginald Whitfield is scheduled to plead guilty and be sentenced on a charge of manslaughter for his alleged role in the crime.

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