AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Trent Turner, 28, of Ansel Road in Cleveland, was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for the murder of Corey Seibel, 27.
Turner, who was labeled a repeat violent offender, will be eligible for parole in 36 years. Turner was convicted on Aug. 1 of murder with a gun specification, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, felonious assault, grand theft, trespassing in a habitation, having a weapon under disability and carrying a concealed weapon.
"Tomorrow would have been Corey's birthday. My hope is that his family finds some solace knowing the person who committed these crimes is finally being held accountable," said Chief Assistant Prosecutor Margaret Scott.
In November of 2015, Turner was with two other people when all three went to Seibel's apartment in Green to rob him. During the robbery, Turner shot Seibel several times. Two of Seibel's friends were in the apartment at the time. Turner's co-defendants, Spencer Sims and Ty'Shawn Henderson, both plead guilty and were each sentenced to 14 years in prison.