Mary Alice Reporting:

(Friday, September 7th) New Philadelphia, Ohio – It could be a life prison sentence for a 30-year-old if he’s convicted of a murder charge connected to the death of a 62-year-old man.

Joshua Lippencott is charged with four counts for assaulting David Robinson, of Gnadenhutten, when he stopped his vehicle along the roadway on October 22nd and punched Robinson once in the face because he had pushed his lawnmower out into the roadway to turn around.

Lippencott made an appearance at the Common Pleas Court on Thursday, and Tuscarawas County Prosecutor Ryan Styer says that he has pleaded not guilty to the charges of murder, involuntary manslaughter, domestic violence, and felonious assault.

A pre-trial will be scheduled and Lippencott is currently in the Belmont Correctional Institute on unrelated charges.

The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled in July that Robinson’s death is a homicide since he died from post-traumatic meningitis as a result of complications from facial bone trauma.

Styer notes if Lippincott is convicted of the murder charge, he faces a sentence of 15 years to life in prison with parole eligibility.

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