Seman trial to be held 34 miles from Youngstown - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Seman trial to be held 34 miles from Youngstown

Posted: Updated:
Robert Seman Robert Seman
Judith and William Schmidt Judith and William Schmidt
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -

The trial of a man accused of murdering a ten-year-old girl and her grandparents has been moved from Youngstown to Ravenna.

According to Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Judge  Maureen Sweeney's office, the Portage County Courts have agreed to provide a venue for the trial of Robert Seman.

The Green Township man is accused of setting fire to a Youngstown home in 2015, killing Corinne Gump on the same day he was scheduled to go on trial for allegedly raping the child.

Gump and her grandparents, Judith and William Smith died in the fire.

Judge Sweeney granted a change of venue after determining that potential jurors in Younstown had already made up their minds about Seman's guilt.

There is no exact time line for when the trial will begin on sixteen charges including aggravated murder, aggravated arson and burglary.

Judge Sweeney will still preside over the trial which could bring the death penalty if Seman is convicted.

Portage County Common Pleas Court is about 38 minutes west of downtown Youngstown.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Credit card skimming reported at Mercer County service station

    Credit card skimming reported at Mercer County service station

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:06:52 GMT

    Authorities in Mercer county are investigating reports of thieves skimming credit guards to steal consumers personal information. It happened recently at Wagler's Camp Perry service station in Clarks Mills.   Skimming happens when thieves unlock gas pumps and connect a skimmer to the card reader which steals information when a customer swipes a credit or debit card. 

    More >>

    Authorities in Mercer county are investigating reports of thieves skimming credit guards to steal consumers personal information. It happened recently at Wagler's Camp Perry service station in Clarks Mills.   Skimming happens when thieves unlock gas pumps and connect a skimmer to the card reader which steals information when a customer swipes a credit or debit card. 

    More >>
  • Angry BA passengers still face long lines, cancellations

    Angry BA passengers still face long lines, cancellations

    Sunday, May 28 2017 8:26 AM EDT2017-05-28 12:26:39 GMT
    British Airways says it's continuing to work hard to resume a normal flight schedule at two London airports a day after a global IT failure crippled its services.More >>
    British Airways says it's continuing to work hard to resume a normal flight schedule at two London airports a day after a global IT failure crippled its services.More >>
  • West Salem utility vehicle crash hospitalizes three

    West Salem utility vehicle crash hospitalizes three

    Sunday, May 28 2017 7:20 AM EDT2017-05-28 11:20:53 GMT

    Police are investigating a crash that sent three people to the hospital Saturday night. Greenville-West Salem Police say three people were riding a side-by-side utility vehicle on Poplar Road around 9:30 when they hit a culvert pipe and flipped. The driver has a major laceration to the head and was flown to the hospital by medical helicopter. The two passengers were taken to hospitals, but the severity of their injuries is unknown. 

    More >>

    Police are investigating a crash that sent three people to the hospital Saturday night. Greenville-West Salem Police say three people were riding a side-by-side utility vehicle on Poplar Road around 9:30 when they hit a culvert pipe and flipped. The driver has a major laceration to the head and was flown to the hospital by medical helicopter. The two passengers were taken to hospitals, but the severity of their injuries is unknown. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms