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Ross convicted of 1999 murder in Akron


A jury convicted Denny Ross of the 1999 murder of Hannah Hill in Akron.

Ross was found guilty of murder, felonious assault, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse. Sentencing will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Ross is already serving a 25-year sentence for the rape and attempted murder of another woman. That crime was committed while he was out on bond.

In May 1999, Hill was murdered at the age of 18. The first Ross trial ended in a mistrial over allegations of juror misconduct just after verdict forms were being filled out, but before they were read aloud in court.

Attorneys for Ross successfully argued in January that DNA testing of nearly two dozen samples should be conducted. He and his attorneys said the possible presence of DNA from other men would prove to jurors that he's not guilty of Hill's murder.

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