A man who still had nearly five years remaining of a 12-year sentence for a shooting death in Youngstown is being released from prison and placed on probation.

Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Judge John Durkin has granted a motion from 35-year-old Charles Stanley for judicial release.

Stanley was indicted on charges of aggravated murder, murder, and aggravated burglary for the December 29, 2013, shooting death of 20-year-old Aldric Jones in a backyard on Fairmont Avenue in Youngstown.

After pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter with a firearm specification, Stanley was sentenced in 2016 to 12 years in prison, with credit for time served in jail.

Judge Durkin has placed Stanley on probation for five years.

Stanley had been denied judicial release three times over the past two years