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DeeAnna Summers Obituary, Man sentenced for beating woman to death;

DeeAnna Summers Obituary, – Lamarie Smith, aged 24, was sentenced to 19 to 24 and a half years in prison on Monday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court. This sentence was handed down following Smith’s guilty pleas on June 18 to charges of involuntary manslaughter and felonious assault in connection to the beating death of 29-year-old DeeAnna Summers from Charleston, W.Va.

Smith was taken into custody on February 29 after contacting the police to report a physical altercation with a woman at a residence on Victor Avenue, East Side, where the woman was found unresponsive. Unfortunately, Summers passed away at St. Elizabeth Health Center. Summers’ godmother, Angel Mitchell, informed the judge that Smith had a history of abusing Summers and making threats against her family. Mitchell revealed that Summers continued to see Smith in order to protect her family from harm.

She also mentioned that Summers was killed the day before one of Mitchell’s sons’ birthdays, forever associating his special day with the tragic loss of his mother. Mitchell emphasized that Smith’s actions left two children without a mother and a family without their beloved daughter.

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