An 82-year-old Newton Falls man has been sentenced to 8-to-12 years in prison for the shooting death of a Warren woman.

Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Ronald Rice handed the sentence down on Thursday to Richard Stevenson.

Stevenson, who was first charged with murdering Salena Jones, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter in August.

Stevenson was indicted in December for murder and felonious assault for the Thanksgiving 2020 death of 31-year-old Jones, who was shot in the chest on Front Street SW.

Stevenson was the victim of an assault a few days later two doors down from the shooting.

Stevenson's face was severely slashed by 51-year-old Aaron Jones, who has since been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to robbery, burglary, and felonious assault.


Richard Stevenson