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Barber, Olmstead plead guilty to Cochranton love triangle murder

Submitted Fri, 11/15/2013 - 9:29am by Andy Alm

MEADVILLE – Killer number two in the Cochranton love triangle murder pleads guilty.  Judge Mark Stevens handed down a life sentence Thursday to 21-year-old Ashley Barber.  Her counterpart Jade Olmstead also pleaded and received the same sentence last month.  Together they killed a rival lover 20-year-old Brandy Stevens, of Youngstown.  They buried her body in a shallow grave in Barber’s backyard in the Cochranton area.

At Thursday’s hearing Barber told the judge she wanted Stevens to leave her and Olmstead alone.