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Maple Heights man gets life in prison for killing daughter’s ex-boyfriend in Cuyahoga Falls

March 23, 2018 GMT

Maple Heights man gets life in prison for killing daughter’s ex-boyfriend in Cuyahoga Falls

AKRON, Ohio – A Maple Heights man was sentenced to life in prison Friday for killing his daughter’s ex-boyfriend last year in Cuyahoga Falls.

Edward Piechowiak, 66, pleaded guilty to aggravated murder in the Aug. 2, 2017 shooting and stabbing death of Kevin Tieraney, a Summit County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman said in a news release.

Judge Tammy O’Brien sentenced him immediately after he pleaded guilty Friday in Summit County Common Pleas Court.

Piechowiak will be eligible for parole in 23 years, when he is 89 years old, the prosecutor’s office spokesman said.

Piechowiak is the maternal grandfather of Tieraney’s daughter, investigators said.

Tieraney, 32, was shot and stabbed to death at an apartment building on American Avenue near Wyoga Lake Road, Cuyahoga Falls police said.

Piechowiak confessed to killing Tieraney and to dumping the murder weapons in Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Sagamore Hills, investigators said.

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