Incriminating tapes emerge in Canton murder case against Chester Crank

CANTON, Ohio - A grand jury in northeast Ohio will consider the murder case involving incriminating statements in the beating and shooting death of an 87-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor in 2007.

A judge in Canton ruled Wednesday that the aggravated murder case against 33-year-old Chester Crank will go before a Stark County grand jury.

During the court hearing, a detective said police have obtained undercover tape recordings in which Crank makes incriminating statements about robbing and shooting the victim.

The Repository ( http://bit.ly/16LuDdi ) reports police think a fire at the victim's house was set to cover up Bennie Angelo's killing.

The suspect is being held on $5 million bond.

His defense attorney challenged the undercover recordings and elicited a police admission that no voice-recognition technology had been used.

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