July 30, 2014

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Date set for murder trial

MEDINA — The trial of a 30-year-old York Township man accused in the fatal stabbing of a Medina man last month is scheduled for Feb. 17.

Aaron Furin

Aaron Furin, of 2701 Stone Road, is charged with aggravated murder and three counts of murder. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison, with either no parole eligibility or eligibility at 20, 25 or 30 years.

Police said Furin stabbed James D. Carney, 37, with a hunting knife after the two men got into a fight at a Oct. 16 party at a home at 381 Longview Road.

Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler set the trial date at a preliminary hearing Nov. 7. At that time, Kimbler noted that Carney had been in a mental health program overseen by the judge after a 2011 drug conviction.

At the hearing, Kimbler also granted a prosecution request that Furin be required to provide an oral or blood sample for DNA testing.