June 28, 2016

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Judge denies bond reduction in stabbing death

MEDINA — A judge on Thursday denied an accused killer’s request for a reduced bond.

Aaron Furin, 30, asked Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler to cut his $2 million bond in half. He said he could make bail if his bond was $1 million.

Aaron Furin

Aaron Furin

Kimbler denied Furin’s request.

Furin is accused of killing 37-year-old James Carney at a party Oct. 16. If convicted, Furin faces life in prison with parole eligibility at 15, 20, 25 or 30 years.

According to police reports, Furin and Carney got into a fistfight at 381 Longview Road just after 10 p.m.

Witnesses said Carney went to leave, but Furin retrieved a hunting knife from the home and stabbed Carney in the chest in the driveway.

Carney got into his vehicle and tried to drive away, police said, but he crashed a short distance down the road.

He was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, where he died.

Furin’s trial is set for June 9.

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