Thug Accused in 73-Year-Old's Rape, Murder Faces the Death Penalty

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SUMMIT COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - A 38-year-old Akron man faces the death penalty in the rape and murder of an elderly woman.

The Summit County grand jury indicted Devon Owens on charges of aggravated murder, two counts of rape and aggravated burglary, all felonies of the first degree. This is a death penalty case.

The indictment charges Owens with raping and causing the May 28th death of 73-year-old Clara Virginia Wilfong.

Wilfong was found by family members in her Brown Street Apartment. The suspect was actually still inside the home and jumped out a second story window to escape. He was apprehended nearly a month later.

Owens will be arraigned on July 9th.

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