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Murder suspect expected to represent himself as trial gets underway

Jeffrey Conrad (Source: Summit County Sheriff's Office) Jeffrey Conrad (Source: Summit County Sheriff's Office)
SUMMIT COUNTY, OH (WOIO) -

The murder trial for a Cuyahoga Falls man is set to start Tuesday morning.

Jeffrey Conrad, who is said to be representing himself, is accused of killing ex-girlfriend Amanda Russell in August of 2014. He is also charged with stabbing an inmate at the Summit County Jail in November.

Conrad is charged with aggravated murder, violating a protection order, tampering with evidence and domestic violence in the stabbing death of Amanda Russell at her Cuyahoga Falls home. The 40-year-old mother was found dead in the backyard on Aug. 28, 2014. Police say her daughter made the discovery and called 911. She had been stabbed more than 50 times.

While in jail, the Summit County Sheriff's Office says Conrad made a weapon and stabbed Dennis C. McClelland. He is charged with attempted murder and felonious assault in that case.

Conrad was also recently indicted in Cuyahoga County on a 2006 rape and kidnapping case.

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