Man gets life in prison for Kettering slaying

Published: Thursday, April 07, 2016 @ 4:54 PM
Updated: Thursday, April 07, 2016 @ 4:54 PM

Man gets life in prison for Kettering slaying

A man who pleaded guilty to a June 2015 stabbing death was sentenced today to life in prison.

Sean Sorrentino, 32, fatally stabbed 37-year-old Allen D. Samuels June 2, 2015, at the supportive housing complex in the 1200 block of Westcliff Court, where both were residents. The death marked Kettering’s first homicide of the year.

The 11-unit complex is run by a nonprofit organization, Miami Valley Housing Opportunity, which primarily serves people who have been homeless. The agency previously called the slaying an isolated incident.

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Sorentino attacked Samuels with a kitchen knife. A manager tried to intervene, but Sorrentino assaulted him and continued his attack on Samuels, repeatedly stabbing him and slitting his throat. Sorrentino was convicted as charged for aggravated murder, aggravated burglary, burglary and assault. He was sentenced to life in prison and ordered to pay the funeral costs of the victim, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.