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Second man sentenced for murdering Youngstown man trying to buy gift for his son

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A Youngstown man is on his way to prison for his part in the murder of a man who was trying to raise money to buy a gift for his child. 

On Tuesday, Mahoning County Pleas Court Judge John Durkin rejected a bid by 19-year-old Kyle Patrick to withdraw an earlier guilty plea to a charge of murder.

Patrick was then immediately sentenced to 16 years to life in prison. Patrick was one of two men accused of fatally shooting Michael Abighanem.

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.

Relatives of the victim tell 21 News that Abighanem had advertised the items on Craigslist, hoping to raise money to buy his son a birthday gift.

23-year old Reginald Whitfield has already been sentenced to 13 years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter and robbery for his part in the crime.
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