A 26-year-old Barberton man was sentenced to life in prison for the 2020 murder of an Akron man, according to Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh.
Common Pleas Court Judge Joy Oldfield did decide that Charles Deel will be eligible for parole after serving 21 years. Deel was sentenced Friday after he was found guilty by a jury on May 31 of murder and felonious assault, both with gun specifications. Deel previously pleaded guilty to having a weapon under disability.
On July 30, 2020, Woody Cisterna, 29, was at a home on Kenmore Boulevard in Akron to pick up some personal belongings. Deel also was at the home, working on his vehicle, prosecutors say.
Witnesses say they heard gunshots, saw Cisterna lying on the ground and then saw Deel speed away in his vehicle. The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Deel several days later in Scio, Ohio, about 90 minutes south of Akron. Deel was arrested at a home after a brief standoff.
Deel had the murder weapon in his possession when he was arrested, according to authorities.
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