Man accused of killing Springfield Township college track star found not guilty

CINCINNATI – A man accused of killing a Springfield Township track star in 2013 was found not guilty on all charges against him Friday.

Damon Kirkendall was charged with aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and five counts of kidnapping on Feb. 20, 2014 for the death of 19-year-old Vincent Turnage, an athlete at Mount Healthy High School.

At the time, police said Kirkendall broke into Turnage's home on Nov. 17, 2013, and cornered him and six others in a room. Authorities said they believed Kirkendall shot and killed Turnage with a single gunshot when he tried to escape through the basement door.

Turnage ran track for the University of Akron as a sprinter, and was a graduate of Mt. Healthy High School. He was visiting home from college when he was shot and killed.



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