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Akron woman sentenced after ex-boyfriend lured to his death

Tiffany Powell was sentenced to life in prison for her role in her ex-boyfriend's murder. (Source: Summit County Prosecutor’s Office) Tiffany Powell was sentenced to life in prison for her role in her ex-boyfriend's murder. (Source: Summit County Prosecutor’s Office)
Paul Reed was found guilty of murder in February 2015 and is currently serving a life sentence. (Source: Akron Police) Paul Reed was found guilty of murder in February 2015 and is currently serving a life sentence. (Source: Akron Police)
AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

An Akron woman found guilty of luring her ex-boyfriend to his death was sentenced on Thursday. 

Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas Teodosio sentenced Tiffany Powell, 34 to life in prison for the murder of James Harris. Powell will be eligible for parole after serving 32-and-a-half years.

On Jan. 29, jurors found Powell guilty of the following charges:

Aggravated Murder – a special felony

Obstructing Justice – a felony of the third degree

“Tiffany Powell has shown no remorse and has refused to take responsibility for her actions. She lured James Harris to his death,” said Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh. “She left behind tremendous pain, which will be felt by James Harris’ family for the rest of their lives. James Harris was a man who cared deeply about his family and his community, and will be sorely missed.”

Judge Teodosio also sentenced Powell to 30 months in prison for obstructing justice and ordered the sentences be served consecutively.

Powell and Harris had five children together. On April 26, 2014, while in the middle of an ongoing custody battle, the prosecutor's office says Powell and her new boyfriend, Paul Reed, lured 69-year-old Harris to Powell’s home. At the home, Reed attacked Harris, knocked him to the floor, and slammed Harris’ head into the ground at least 15 times. Harris died of blunt force trauma.

Paul Reed was found guilty of murder in February 2015 and is currently serving a life sentence.

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