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Second man charged in death of homeless man in Youngstown

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -

The Mahoning County Grand Jury has indicted two men in the death of James Syster.

Syster, 55, was found in a wooded area near Front and Hazel Streets on May 28.

Jayjuane Hardy, 40, has been charged with one felony count of murder and a count of felonious assault in connection to Syster's death. Police believe the two homeless men got into a fight, and evidence suggested Syster was knocked unconscious and drowned in a puddle.

The grand jury has also charged Robert Reed, 52, with obstructing justice in the case.

Both Hardy and Reed remain in the Mahoning County Jail.

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