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Ohio man guilty in carjacking that killed woman at church



CLEVELAND (AP) — A jury has convicted an Ohio man charged in a carjacking that killed a woman preparing for her daughter's 15th birthday celebration at a church. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley says defendant Michael Preston faces up to life in prison at sentencing next month following a jury's guilty verdict Friday. The 23-year-old Preston was accused of running over Lesley DeJesus in November 2018 in a church parking lot after DeJesus and her husband tried to stop Preston from stealing their van. Authorities say the 33-year-old DeJesus was planning her daughter's Quinceañera, a traditional Hispanic celebration when a girls turns 15.

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