Man sentenced in Carroll County boy’s death

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Carroll County, OH (WTRF) A man was sentenced to prison today in the death of 14-year-old Jonathan Minard.

Matthew Little was sentenced to 6 to 9 years before judge Michael V Repella II.

Little plead guilty to four counts:

  • Involuntary Manslaughter
  • Endangering Children
  • Tampering With Evidence
  • Gross Abuse of A Corpse

This was an absolute horrible crime. No sentencing can undo such a horrible act, but we hope now healing can begin.

STATEMENT FROM PROSECUTOR STEVEN BARNETT

You might remember Minard was reported missing back in April 2019.

His body was found in a shallow grave after a six-day search. 

Toxicology results showed he died of acute fentanyl intoxication. 

The Carroll County prosecutor says Minard and Little were family friends.

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